Illinois, United States of America 1938 – Berkeley, California, United States of America 2016
1 September, 1938 – 15 January, 2016
California Loop Series No.8
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Materials & Technique: glass, glass and nylon flocking glass: blown and partially flocked
The California artist, Marvin Lipofsky, was among the pioneers of contemporary American studio glass, developing new organic forms and combining glass with other materials. His use of spray-flocking on this work deliberately obscures the glass, emphasising its organic and sinuous form. His use of such flamboyant shapes, combined with striking colour, evokes the world of automobile customising so popular in California during the 1960s.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2016
Author: Dr Robert Bell AM - Senior Curator Decorative Arts and Design