Series II Cube, 1985/2012 coated glass and chrome 30 x 30 x 30in (76.2 x 76.2 x 76.2cm) height with acrylic base 53 1/2in (135.9cm)
PROVENANCE: Collection of Pacific Entrprises (Sempra Energy), Los Angeles, California A Private Family Trust, California
LITERATURE: The Art Collection of Pacific Enterprises. Los Angeles: Pacific Enterprises, 1991, p. 23, illus.
Created in 1985, Series II Cube is one of the largest examples of Bell's coated glass cubes and is in many ways a zenith of his experiments in this area. According to the artist, fewer than six such cubes were ever created. Standing on a transparent base, the cube has dual properties of a mirrored surface and a transparent optic wonder. Sections of this monumental cube were recently re-fabricated by the artist in his Taos, New Mexico studio. The cube was then reassembled under the supervision of the artist by Jack Brogan of Brogan Studios, Los Angeles.
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