Richard Marquis Blown Glass Signed Teapot Sculpture, 1981

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Richard Marquis sculpture, signed by artist,

USA, 1981.

Blown glass and murrine technique.
Measures: 5.5 W x 5 H inches.

Teapot, inscribed: 7.24.81 Kent State Demo piece, @1981 Marquis.

Literature: Richard Marquis Objects

Permanent Collections: Smithsonian, Detroit Institute of Arts,

Corning Museum of Glass

Chrysler Museum of Art

After receiving a Fulbright fellowship in 1969, to study at the Venini factory in Venice, Italy Richard Marquis pioneered the use of murrine in American glass. This ancient technique fuses thin rods of different colored glass into a larger rod, giving a pattern cross-sections. Marquis painstakingly lays out pieces of murrine into an intricate pattern, which is then fused into a solid sheet and blown or slumped. Inspired by California punk and a collector of kitsch, Marquis often combines found objects with his sculptures to create his wacky assemblages.