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Drawing, Designs for Tall Bee Vase, 1997

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Michael Izrael Galmer. It is dated 1997 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is graphite on white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This drawing is part of a group by silversmith Michael Galmer tracks the development of his Tall Bee Vase design from concept to final presentation. Early sketches in his process illustrate initial experiments with form and size. Once a basic form was selected, later drawings show detailed decoration schemes and a final presentation that conveys the vase’s form, texture, color, and ornament.

This object was donated by Michael Izrael Galmer. It is credited Gift of Michael Izrael Galmer.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 27.9 × 21.6 cm (11 in. × 8 1/2 in.)

It is signed

Signed in graphite, bottom right: MiGalmer

Cite this object as

Drawing, Designs for Tall Bee Vase, 1997; Designed by Michael Izrael Galmer (American, b. Soviet Union, 1947); graphite on white paper; H x W: 27.9 × 21.6 cm (11 in. × 8 1/2 in.); Gift of Michael Izrael Galmer; 2015-38-7

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making | Breaking: New Arrivals.

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