Larry Bell (b. 1939)

MELGY 22

1984
Aluminum and silicon monoxide on paper
29-3/8 x 23-1/2 inches (74.6 x 59.7 cm)
Signed and dated lower center: L. Bell ’84
Signed and dated verso: L. Bell ’83

Provenance:
Signature Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, 1984
Private collection, California.

The Larry Bell Studio confirmed the authenticity of this work. 

These are the artist’s words regarding MELGY 22: There are no pigments – this is a unique piece that was vacuum plated through a series of stencils. The marks are in the life of the work.The colors come from the interference of the light reflected off of the surface, much the same as a film of gasoline on a puddle of water. MELGY (medium ellipse on grey) 22 is a very beautiful piece.

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