Weed holder
On View In:
Gallery 300
Artist:   Frank Lloyd Wright
James A. Miller & Brothers  
Title:   Weed holder  
Date:   c. 1895-1900  
Medium:   Copper  
Dimensions:   28 x 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. (71.12 x 10.8 x 10.8 cm)  
Credit Line:   The Modernism Collection, gift of Norwest Bank Minnesota  
Location:   Gallery 300  

Wright designed this weed holder shortly after establishing his own architectural practice in 1893. He used it in several of his interiors, including the octagonal library in his own studio in Oak Park (1898) and the dining room of the Susan Lawrence Dana house in Springfield, Illinois (1902). The unusually slender shape was meant to accommodate the prairie plants of the Midwest.

Name:   Wright, Frank Lloyd  
Role:   Designer  
Nationality:   American  
Life Dates:   American, 1867-1959  
Name:   James A. Miller & Brothers  
Role:   Maker  
Life Dates:   Chicago, Illinois, 1889 - c. 1903  

Object Description  
Classification:   Metalwork  
Physical Description:   copper vase, original patina  
Creation Place:   North America, United States, , ,  
Accession #:   98.276.2  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts