Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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untitled (2 parts)
  • Loren Calaway
    born 1950
    active: United States
  • untitled (2 parts), 1984
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, galvanized steel, brass, lead, hardboard, felt, paper, acrylic paint on linen
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: a: 60.96 x 31.75 x 40.64 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: a: 24 x 12 1/2 x 16 in
    Object Height/Width/Depth: b: 39.37 x 35.56 x 12.7 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: b: 15 1/2 x 14 x 5 in
  • The Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas, The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Not on display
  • 2009.0041.a,b
Label Text

Stained wooden structure resembling a writing desk, but on reduced scale. Bottom component has four legs and wooden slats spanning the spaces both diagonally and horizontally; there is a tiny brass label holder with a paper label on the right side of the front surface. The top surface of this piece is covered in galvanized steel, with a square of green felt at left center, upon which rests a flattened, ovoid form of solid lead. The top component sits atop the bottom, has two compartments at left and right, topped with a shelf and a plaque covered in galvanized steel with two additional labels mounted on brass frames. There are two lead forms on green felt squares in the right compartment and on the left top surface of this component.