Two Grey Disks after a Prototype by Blinky Palermo, 2011


Hand-blown molded glass.

Two objects: 8.25" x 5.25" x 2.125" each

Edition of 30

Includes a Certificate of Authenticity signed and dated by the artist.

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Two objects: 8.25" x 5.25" x 2.125" each

Edition of 30


    About The Work

    Two grey disks after a prototype by Blinky Palermo (2011), a pair of hand-made glass extruded forms, continues McElheny’s interest in finding new possibilities in historical instances of art and design. The work was made in his Brooklyn studio in a special metal mold, each with slight variations in grey tonality. Intended for placement within a domestic setting, Two grey disks was inspired by Palermo’s interest in seriality and editioning of unusual versions of geometric forms, plus his interest in pairs and twinned objects. They also represent McElheny’s (and Palermo’s) commitment to specificity; they perfectly follow the outline of one of Palermo’s own Prototypen, 1970 (a suite of four colored prints), while at the same time imperfect, handmade, and quixotic, turning Palermo’s two-dimensional form into three dimensions by extruding the exact shape. This homage to German artist, Blinky Palermo, was created on the occasion of McElheny’s exhibition, If you lived here, you’d be home by now at the Hessel Museum of Art in 2011, and the accompanying retrospective of Blinky Palermo at the CCS Bard Galleries and Dia:Beacon.  

    Courtesy of The Center for Cultural Studies, Bard College.

    About Josiah McElheny

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