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Centerbeam,1978
Otto Piene

Lithograph, signed edition of 100 (with legend)

$200 Member
$300 Non-Member

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A stunning explosion of blue, orange, and black, Centerbeam was commissioned in 1978 to celebrate a Washington festival of kinetic sculpture performances in the sky. The festival also featured Centerbeam, a light sculpture conceptualized by Piene. Lithographs were created in three different editions: without text, with text, and in miniature form (miniatures not available).

Otto Piene (b.1928, Westphalia, Germany) is an internationally acclaimed artist who studied in Munich, Düsseldorf, and Cologne. In addition to being a painter, light sculptor, designer, and environmental artist, Piene is director of the Image Resource Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has exhibited at the Tate Gallery in London, the Kunstmuseum in Dusseldorf, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Jewish Museum in New York. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Carnegie Institute, the National Gallery of Art, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Holland.

Special Information: Lithograph, signed edition of 100 (with legend). Sold unframed and comes with a certificate of authenticity from the Smithsonian.

Image Dimensions: 25 ½ x 33 13/16 inches

Paper Dimensions: 28 x 36 inches