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Appliance House

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In this sculpture, Bolande examines our perception of modernism in today's world. Appliance House suggests the appearance of New York's Lever House (built in 1952), an icon of the modernist, precise and minimal International Style of architecture. By mimicking the height of modernist style,...

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The artist; with Alexander and Bonin, New York; purchased by MFA, Boston, June 21, 2000

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Contemporary Curator's Fund


Reproduced with permission.



231.1 x 149.9 x 12.7 cm (91 x 59 x 5 in.)

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Duratrans photographs, clear and white Plexiglas, stainless steel light boxes, fluorescent tubes, ballasts, transformers.


Contemporary Art


Mixed media