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Artist:
Richard Jolley, born Wichita, KS 1952  Search this
Medium:
blown, acid-etched, and assembled glass
Dimensions:
86 x 16 1/2 in. (218.4 x 41.9 cm) diam.
Type:
Decorative Arts-Glass
Crafts
Date:
1995
Luce Center Label:
Richard Jolley suggests that instead of its obvious interpretation as a baseball team, Nine Views is less literal, symbolizing the different possible viewpoints in any situation. The baseball caps simply indicate Everyman, and the impressive size of the piece relates to the very American belief that “bigger is better.”
Luce Object Quote:
“One of the unique qualities of glass is that you have just one moment to define a gesture.” Richard Jolley, American Craft, 1997
Topic:
Figure\head  Search this
Dress\accessory\hat  Search this
Object\art object\totem pole  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery
Object number:
1997.93
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Renwick Gallery
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 55B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1997.93