Nine Views

  • Richard Jolley, Nine Views, 1995, blown, acid-etched, and assembled glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery, 1997.93

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Richard Jolley suggests that instead of its obvious interpretation as a baseball team, Nine Views is less literal, symbolizing the different possible viewpoints in any situation. The baseball caps simply indicate Everyman, and the impressive size of the piece relates to the very American belief that “bigger is better.”

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“One of the unique qualities of glass is that you have just one moment to define a gesture.” Richard Jolley, American Craft, 1997

Title
Nine Views
Artist
Date
1995
On View
Dimensions
86 x 16 1/2 in. (218.4 x 41.9 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the James Renwick Alliance on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery

Mediums
Mediums Description
blown, acid-etched, and assembled glass
Classifications
Keywords
  • Dress – accessory – hat
  • Figure – head
  • Object – art object – totem pole
Object Number
1997.93
Palette
Linked Open Data
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