Mirror

  • Richard M. Hollander, Mirror, 1978, steel, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David K. Ray, 1992.106

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Richard Hollander's Mirror calls to mind a woman's vanity table, but reflects nothing except silvery lights and shadows. These shifting tones on the burnished surface suggest depth and atmosphere, so that the "mirror" begins to evoke a window into a mysterious space. It resembles an ancient artifact dug up from a tomb, summoning the rituals of a vanished, but probably very great, lady. And, if we look a little longer, the beautiful oval of metal perched above a rectangular stand becomes an archaic figure, a portrait, perhaps, of the lady herself.

Title
Mirror
Artist
Date
1978
On View
Dimensions
43 5/8 x 37 1/2 x 10 in. (110.9 x 95.2 x 25.3 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David K. Ray

Mediums
Mediums Description
steel
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
1992.106
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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