Chair Transformation Number 20B - Washington, DC
Posted by: vhasler
N 38° 53.448 W 077° 01.360
18S E 324576 N 4306603
Quick Description: Stack of five green bronze folding chairs, overlapping legs with backs as it rises.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 8/5/2010 2:52:56 AM
Waymark Code: WM9DDM
Lucas Samaras, born in 1936 in Greece, was trained at Rutgers and Columbia universities. His work encompassed painting, sculpture, photography, and performance art.
The medium is described as "Patinated bronze", which I originally incorrectly thought was to be painted bronze. "Patinated" refers to "a thin layer formed by corrosion on the surface of some metals and minerals, especially the green layer that covers copper and bronze and is valued for its color." (from Encarta Dictionary)
TITLE: Chair Transformation Number 20B
ARTIST(S): Lucas Samaras
MEDIUM: Patinated bronze
CONTROL NUMBER: IAS 08600076
Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]
In the Sculpture Garden of the National Gallery of Art
Fourth Street & Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, District of Columbia 20565
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