Sunday, April 18, 2010

Otto Piene: Light Ballet and Fire Paintings, 1957-1967, at Sperone Westwater


Otto Piene, Hängende Lichtkugel, 1972. Chrome-plated brass, 89 3/8 x 27 1/2 in. Photos: 16 Miles


Otto Piene, Hängende Lichtkugel, 1972. Chrome-plated brass, 89 3/8 x 27 1/2 in.


Installation view. See list of works below; left to right: 1, 2, 3, 4


Installation view. See list of works below; left to right: 1, 3, 2

Update: Greg Allen points out that the titles of some of these sculptures may not be what Piene intended!

List of Works
1. Otto Piene,
Lichtballett, 1961. Mixed media, 67 5/8 x 59 3/4 x 28 in.
2. Otto Piene,
Light Ballet on Wheels, 1965. Aluminum drum, four wheels, glass, flat black paint, 16 1/2 x 30 in. in diameter.
3. Otto Piene,
Electric Anaconda, 1965. Brass globes, flat black paint, glow lamps, 66 1/2 x 16 x 16 in.
4. Otto Piene,
Little Black Lighthouse, 1965. Brass globes, flat black paint, 27 1/2 x 7 x 7 in.

"Otto Piene: Light Ballet and Fire Paintings, 1957-1967"
Sperone Westwater
415 West 13 Street
New York, New York
Through May 22, 2010