Negative

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Acquired in 2006 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Christensen, Ane
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bibliography
collection_code
MET
credit
date_end
2005-12-31
date_start
2005-01-01
date_text
2005 (designed) 2006 (made)
descriptive_line
Copper, pierced and patinated, London, designed, 2005 by Ane Christensen, and made 2006.
dimensions
Height: 11.4 cm, Depth: 27.2 cm, Diameter: 25.0 cm bowl
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
V&A Metalware Gallery: permanent display (The Belinda Gentle Metalware Gallery)
gallery
Metalware, room 116
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historical_significance
history_note
Commissioned directly from the artist. Below is a detailed description of the making process and care instructions: The piece starts as a disk of copper which is then spun into a bowl on a lathe. The 'negative' area is then planned and carefully drawn on the inside of the bowl. The seven spaces are cut out with a piercing saw using very fine sawblades fed through 0.6mm pre-drilled holes. All cut edges are then filed straight. The bowl is sand blasted all over in order to de-grease the surface before patination. Two layers of patination chemical are applied with a soft brush. The bowl is finally waxed and polished to seal the patina and to give the surface a subtle shine. Care: Please dust with dry or slightly damp cloth. The 'negative' area is delicate can easily get destorted if not packed carefully. Avoid wearing rings when handling, though any scratches to the surface can be repaired (by me...)
id
102258
label
‘NEGATIVE’BOWL Patinated copper, spun and pierced London, England, 2006 (series designed 2005) Designed and made by Ane Christensen (b. 1972) This bowl is the first of Ane Christensen’s Negative series. Simply by cutting away the metal with a piercing saw she has created a three-dimensional optical illusion on an otherwise plain, functional bowl. From the front a rectangular box nestles inside the bowl but it disappears as you move to the side. Each piece is made from a single sheet of copper. Museum no. M.12-2006
last_checked
2014-08-30T02:28:03.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T02:28:03.000Z
latitude
51.506321
location
Metalware, room 116, case 6
longitude
-0.12714
marks
No marks
materials
Patinated copper
materials_techniques
Patinated copper, spun and pierced
museum_number
M.12-2006
museum_number_token
m122006
object_number
O130740
object_type
Bowl
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Description by Ane Christensen: The piece starts as a disk of copper which is then spun into a bowl on a lathe. The 'negative' area is then planned and carefully drawn on the inside of the bowl. The seven spaces are cut out with a piercing saw using very fine sawblades fed through 0.6 mm pre-drilled holes. All cut edges are then filed straight. The bowl is sand blasted all over in order to de-grease the surface before patination. Two layers of patination chemical are applied with a soft brush. The bowl is finally waxed and polished to seal the patina and to give the surface a subtle shine.
place
London
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production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This bowl is the first of Ane Christensen's Negative series. Simply by cutting away the metal with a piercing saw she has created a three-dimensional optical illusion on an otherwise plain, functional bowl. From the front a rectangular box nestles inside the bowl but it disappears as you move to the side. Each piece is made from a single sheet of copper.
related_museum_numbers
rights
2
shape
site_code
VA
slug
negative-bowl-christensen-ane
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
piercing, spinning, patinating
title
Negative
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vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2005
year_start
2005