Molded Plywood Sculpture
Charles Eames, Ray Eames
This is one of two extant large-scale molded plywood sculptures by Ray and Charles Eames. The second, very comparable to this in shape and form, was exhibited in 1944 at MoMA’s 15th anniversary exhibition Art in Progress: Design for Use flanked by Constantin Brancusi's Bird in Space and an airplane propeller on an adjacent pedestal. A third sculpture of similar scale, but different shape, was photographed by Charles and used as the cover image for the September 1942 issue of Arts & Architecture magazine (present whereabouts unknown). The sculpture has a stenciled paper label dated 1943, suggesting the year of manufacture. It also bears the paper label, “CONNECTIONS 1976,” indicating that it was in the UCLA exhibition Connections: The Work of Charles and Ray Eames.
- Dimensions:37 x 27 x 9 in. (94 x 68.6 x 22.9 cm)
- Credit Line:All images courtesy of Eames Office