Larry Bell (b. 1939)
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
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.