Larry Bell, ‘MELGY 22’, 1984, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Aluminum and silicon monoxide on paper, MICHALI GALLERY
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Larry Bell

MELGY 22, 1984

Aluminum and silicon monoxide on paper
29 2/5 × 23 1/2 in
74.6 × 59.7 cm
.
$24,000
Location
West Palm Beach
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MICHALI GALLERY
West Palm Beach

Signed and dated lower center: L. Bell ’84 - Signed, titled and dated on verso.
The Larry Bell …

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Larry Bell
American, b. 1939
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Larry Bell is most commonly known for his Minimalist sculptures—transparent cubes that thrive on the interplay of shape, light, and environment— that champion the ideas of the Light and Space Movement of the 1960s. Although Bell had early success with Abstract Expressionist painting, a side job at a frame shop led him to experiment with excess scraps of glass, thus beginning his fascination with the material’s interaction with light. Bell’s first series of cubes combined three-dimensional glass forms with transmitted light, creating illusions of perspective through angles, ellipses, and mirrors. His later purchase of industrial plating equipment allowed him to create sculptures with metallic-coated glass and, eventually, drawings on mylar-coated paper. At age 46, correction of a lifelong hearing disability brought depressive hallucinations, which Bell channeled into collages of coated materials for catharsis.

Larry Bell, ‘MELGY 22’, 1984, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Aluminum and silicon monoxide on paper, MICHALI GALLERY
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MICHALI GALLERY
West Palm Beach

Signed and dated lower center: L. Bell ’84 - Signed, titled and dated on verso.
The Larry Bell Studio confirmed the authenticity of this work:
These are the artist’s words regarding MELGY 22: "There are no pigments – this is a unique piece that was vacuum plated through a series of stencils. The marks are in the …

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Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated lower center: L. Bell ’84 - Signed, titled and dated on verso.
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
Included
Larry Bell
American, b. 1939
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Larry Bell is most commonly known for his Minimalist sculptures—transparent cubes that thrive on the interplay of shape, light, and environment— that champion the ideas of the Light and Space Movement of the 1960s. Although Bell had early success with Abstract Expressionist painting, a side job at a frame shop led him to experiment with excess scraps of glass, thus beginning his fascination with the material’s interaction with light. Bell’s first series of cubes combined three-dimensional glass forms with transmitted light, creating illusions of perspective through angles, ellipses, and mirrors. His later purchase of industrial plating equipment allowed him to create sculptures with metallic-coated glass and, eventually, drawings on mylar-coated paper. At age 46, correction of a lifelong hearing disability brought depressive hallucinations, which Bell channeled into collages of coated materials for catharsis.

Larry Bell

MELGY 22, 1984

Aluminum and silicon monoxide on paper
29 2/5 × 23 1/2 in
74.6 × 59.7 cm
.
$24,000
Location
West Palm Beach
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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