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Larry Bell, SSSS 15 (untitled shadow box)

The shadow box is constructed with a wood frame and two plates of coated glass. Light and illusion frame this creation and define the objective. Depending on the light source, various colors in the spectrum are visible.

Larry Bell

Larry Bell is a contemporary American artist and sculptor. He lives and works in Taos, New Mexico, and maintains a studio in Venice, California. From 1957 to 1959 he studied at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles as a student of Robert Irwin, Richards Ruben, Robert Chuey, and Emerson Woelffer. He is a grant recipient from, among others, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and his artworks are found in the collections of many major cultural institutions. Bell’s work has been shown at museums and in public spaces in the United States and abroad over the course of his 40-year career.

Larry Bell on Wikipedia

SSSS 15 (untitled shadow box), 2005
wood and coated glass
21"H x 21" W x 5" D
Gift of Gus Foster