Larry Bell - Modern & Contemporary Editions New York Tuesday, June 2, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    The Solar Fountain was a glass, stainless steel, fog and light sculpture created by Larry Bell and Eric Orr.  The sculpture generated steam through solar energy.  In 1983 it was installed in a pond in the Denver Sculpture Park and was taken down fifteen years later.


Drawings of the Solar Fountain: I and II

The complete set of two vapor drawing multiples, on glass, the full sheets,
both S. 36 x 47 3/4 in. (91.4 x 121.3 cm)
both signed, dated '77', annotated 'Orr' and 'I' and 'II' respectively and numbered 3/50 in unknown material (only 10 sets were made), published by Multiples, Inc., New York, I with an accretion at the lower right image, both with the coating lifting and cracking in places along the edges (II only along the lower edge), otherwise both in good condition, both unframed.

$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $5,000

Modern & Contemporary Editions

2 June 2009, 2pm
New York