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Wow. A flat glory hole.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 3, 2008 10:53 AM
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just saw a disc with the spotlights and shadows at MoMA nyc. fantastic. the one at the top of the post looks more arresting however. thanks jen.

Posted by terry miller | April 3, 2008 11:28 AM
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@#1, my thoughts exactly. =)

Posted by Cato | April 3, 2008 11:39 AM
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"...itís a solid sphere attached to the wall by a thick arm and sticking out several feet into the room."

No, it's not. It's a section of a hollow sphere. AKA a convex disk. And it's attached to the wall by a post, made from a hollow tube.

Glad you liked it though.

Posted by Schoolmarm | April 3, 2008 12:58 PM
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Schoolmarm:

The disc is in no way "hollow," nor is it a "section" of a larger sphere. It is a single, solid, curved plane of acrylic. Irwin did not create his discs by cutting segments from already formed whole spheres (it took much, much, much more labor than that); in addition, "convex" and "hollow" are not synonymous.

I'm not sure whether the tube is hollow, but I have a call in to the curator to see. I'll let you know.

Schoolmarmishly,
Jen

Posted by Jen Graves | April 3, 2008 1:37 PM
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Yay, modern art that's actually interesting to look at.

Posted by The CHZA | April 3, 2008 2:12 PM
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This just in: The post is hollow. Big around, and hollow.

Posted by Jen Graves | April 3, 2008 2:25 PM
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Wow. I just reread what I wrote and realized that all of this Schoolmarmishness extends from my misuse of the word sphere. I apologize, Schoolmarm, for insinuating that you do not know the difference between "convex" and "hollow." I see completely what you were trying to say, and I'm fixing the wording on the original post. Oy. Some days it doesn't pay to get out of bed.

Dunce-Capped,
Jen

Posted by Jen Graves | April 3, 2008 2:45 PM
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Uh, help us out here. Is it a disc (i.e., a flat round thing), or more like a dish?

Posted by Fnarf | April 3, 2008 3:20 PM
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I happen to be one of the formost art critics in the country. Take it form me, it is crap>

Posted by famous art critic | April 3, 2008 3:39 PM
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It's a convex curved disc, quite like a dish with its base turned outward.

Posted by Jen Graves | April 3, 2008 4:11 PM
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Can you get HBO on that thing? [badda boom].

Posted by Fnarf | April 3, 2008 5:20 PM
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It's true: We all do make mistakes from time to time. Thank you for the simple correction and display of humility, a rare but always lovely thing to see.

Posted by Schoolmarm | April 4, 2008 6:40 PM

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