Albert Goldman’s Martini Pitcher Stirrer, 2014


Mouth-blown glass, door keys, keyrings

7.87 x 1.57 x 1.57 in

20.0 x 4.0 x 4.0 cm

Edition of 18

Signed and numbered certificate.

PRICE: $389

    About The Work

    Albert Goldman’s Martini Pitcher Stirrer is an edition that stems from Richard Healy’s larger exploration of the work of the modernist architect Horace Gifford. His architecture serves Healy as a footprint and guide for a wider investigation into ideas around function, gay cruising, and design. Inspired by the bold and confident choices by Gifford for his buildings on Fire Island; structures that include conversation pits, communal outdoor showers, and make-out lofts, which reflect a golden period in the history of Fire Island and the spirit of the pre-AIDS, post-Stonewall queer lifestyle, Healy produced a selection of mouth-blown Martini pitchers for the exhibition Last Seen Entering the Biltmore at the South London Gallery in 2014.

    Albert Goldman’s Martini Pitcher Stirrer editions function as fictional props in the stages that Gifford’s architecture suggests, invoking a quote by Gifford’s contemporary Albert Goldman stating:

    “Cruising along at sunset with a glass in one hand and a modest pitcher of Martini in the other, you find yourself far more socially acceptable than you ever realized.”

    Courtesy of South London Gallery 

    About Richard Healy

    • Each edition is unique, edition numbers 13, 14, and 16 are still available. Please specify which edition number you would like to purchase.

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