New York, East
31 May 2000
A SAINT LOUIS DATED FACETED DOUBLE-OVERLAY MILLEFIORI MUSHROOM WEIGHT
Signed and dated on a single cane 'SL 1953'
The tuft composed of tightly packed assorted millefiori canes in shades of green, blue, claret, salmon, purple and white, overlayed in teal-green and white, cut with top and five side printies, star-cut base
31/8in. (7.9cm.) diam.; 2in. (5.1cm.) diam.
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The present model was one of the first reissued by the Saint Louis.
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately