Untitled

  • Johannes Michelsen, Untitled, 1990, maple, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb, 1995.100.22

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Johannes Michelsen has thickly painted the bulbous base of this piece to give a gleaming finish. The bare wood appears to grow from this rounded form, and the dramatic stripes of grain stand out against the muted blue. Michelsen explores different surfaces within his turned forms and enjoys combining perfect finishes with natural edges and rough texture.

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"With enough experience, you don't need science." Johannes Michelsen, Wood Magazine, 1996
Title
Untitled
Artists
Date
1990
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
24 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. (62.3 x 39.4 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb

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Classifications
Object Number
1995.100.22
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