On View In:
Gallery 240
Artist:   Richard Marquis  
Title:   Marquiscarpa #95-2  
Date:   c. 1995  
Medium:   Blown, fused, slumped and fabricated glass  
Dimensions:   12 3/16 × 10 1/8 × 8 13/16 in. (30.96 × 25.72 × 22.38 cm)  
Credit Line:   Gift of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser  
Location:   Gallery 240  

Marquis first became interested in glass work while studying ceramics with Peter Voulkos at the University of California, Berkley during the 1960s. Later Marquis went on to teach at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is perhaps best known for his work with murrine, a type of glass in which sticks of variously colored glass are bundled together to form a pattern or design and then heated, fused and drawn into thin "canes." These canes are then sliced into small cross sections and used to create mosaics which are then fused into single objects. This technique allows his, often outrageously shaped works to be highly patterned and decorative. Some of his most unique objects are part of his Murano-inspired Marquiscarpa series, which comprises footed platters of various sizes and heights of inordinate impracticality, such as this one.

Name:   Marquis, Richard  
Nationality:   American  
Life Dates:   American, born 1945  

Object Description  
Inscriptions:   Signature in brown on white, to one side of bowl: [MARQUIS]  
Classification:   Glass (Do Not Use)  
Physical Description:   oval shaped vessel on a very tall stem with two rounded elements beneath bowl at top of stem; purple ring around foot; green stem with white repeating X's; black and yellow checkerboard on top rounded element beneath bowl; bowl is green, brown, yellow, orange and blue with irregular checked patterns with some circles  
Creation Place:   North America, United States, , ,  
Accession #:   2012.112.20  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts