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'ARETE-THE-VIRTUE', A BLOWN GLASS, COPPER, BRASS, SILVER, GOLD AND BLACK AFRICAN GRANITE SCULPTURE*
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'ARETE-THE-VIRTUE', A BLOWN GLASS, COPPER, BRASS, SILVER, GOLD AND BLACK AFRICAN GRANITE SCULPTURE*

MICHAEL GLANCY, 1991

Details
'ARETE-THE-VIRTUE', A BLOWN GLASS, COPPER, BRASS, SILVER, GOLD AND BLACK AFRICAN GRANITE SCULPTURE*
Michael Glancy, 1991
33½in. (85.1cm.) high, 50in. (127cm.) wide, 21in. (53.5cm.) deep
etched Michael Glancy 1991 Arete-The-Virtue Chateau Beychevelle
Literature
Miklos von Bartha et al., Constellations, An Alternative Galaxy: Glass by Michael Glancy, 1995, pp. 142-143
Exhibited
Bordeaux, France, Centre Internationale d'Art Contemporain Château Beychevelle, 1991. This piece traveled to Paris, France, FINAC, 1991.
Post Lot Text
*This lot may be exempt from sales tax, as set forth in the Sales Tax notice at the front of the catalogue.


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Lot Essay

This sculpture, which was commissioned by the Centre Internationale d'Art Contemporain Château Beychevelle in Bordeaux, 1991, is one of four works by Michael Glancy in which the interior glass element and the 'double helix' metal cage are designed not as separate components but as an overall composition in which the cage is an integral part of the form. 'Arete-The-Virtue' and the other three sculptures relate to one another in scale and intent. 'Tevatron Fusion' (1995), is of similar size to the lot offered here, and the other two sculptures, 'Nucleic Genesis' (1997) and 'Golden Nucleic Fusion' (1990) are approximately double their height. 'Nucleic Genesis' was sold at Christie's, New York, Masterworks: 1900-2000, June 8, 2000, lot 266.
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