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Study For Launching Structure #2 - An Armature For Projection (From The Fireworks Series)

Artwork:
Study For Launching Structure #2 - An Armature For Projection (From The Fireworks Series)
Size:
framed: 130.2 x 195.6; sight: 127 x 193 cm
Medium :
Pencil, colored pencil, oil wash, and oil pastel on paper
Creation Year:
1981
Marks
Signed and dated in pencil lower right
Category :
Drawing
Artwork Details :
A large-scale study of Oppenheim's machinework sculpture Launching Structure #2 - An Armature for Projection from his Fireworks Series. The sculpture was composed of numerous tracks and rollers adorned with rockets and flares and a butane gas system which would ignite the various charges in a chain reaction. The sculpture was first displayed dormant in 1981/82 at The Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC, but was later exhibited and ignited into action at the Bonlow Gallery in Soho, New York, where the resulting smoke clouds caught the attention of the local fire department. The spectacle was photographed and described in detail in articles by journalist Kay Larson (June '82 issue of New York Magazine) and art critic Judd Tully

Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills

Date:
2019-04-25
Lot Number :
5
Low Estimate :
$4,000[-100%]*
High Estimate :
$6,000[-100%]*