Object #44 - Pen Holder and 4 objects by Howard Edwin Hack

Object #44 - Pen Holder and 4 objects by Howard Edwin Hack

Object #44 - Pen Holder and 4 objects

Howard Edwin Hack

Title

Object #44 - Pen Holder and 4 objects

 
Artist
Year
1988  
Technique
painted sculpture of 5 pieces from various materials 
Image Size
19" h x 20-1/4" w x 3-3/8" d. 
Signature
Each piece individually signed in paint 
Edition Size
2/30 - variant 
Annotations
Each piece titled, dated, editioned; copyrighted in paint 
Reference
 
Paper
various painted cardboards and wood 
State
Unique 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
18242 
Price
$1,000.00 
Description

A painted multiple by San Francisco artist Howard Hack using poster board, wood and paint. Though "editioned" each element was hand painted and was unique. The sizes, number of elements and coloring included with the work would vary. So, though it is "editioned" it is unique. This was originally sold through the Art Exchange in Berkeley, California.

The "Pen Holder" is composed of two 9 x 10" plywood triangles with the eye of the pyramid of the dollar bill attached. They are separated by a V shaped piece of wood, 2-1/4" wide into which are inserted other elements of the sculpture. This element is titled, signed, editioned "14/15", dated "Aug. 1988" and with a copyright symbol on the bottom.

The second, a wooden element, is a "Ruler" for "Object 44, Pen Holder" measuring 20-1/4 by 1-1/2" and is numbered both 2/30 and 14/50. It is signed and dated "Oct. 1988" and has the copoyright symbol.

The third element is like a triangular arrow with a wooden shaft and a paper disc with a second disc mounted to the first. On the disc's verso is written: For "Object #44, Pen Holder" / #6 from "Glass Disk #25 / Howard Hack © 14/50 / San Francisco, CA / Oct. 1988.

The fourth element is like a triangular arrow with a wooden shaft and a paper shape with a black infinity symbol. On the verso is written: For "Object #44, Pen Holder" 14/50 / #12... "Symbol of Infinity" I © / Howard Hack / San Francisco, CA / Oct. 1988.

The fifth element is like a triangular arrow with paper shape with irregular edges, painted yellow, with a red border. On the verso is written: #12 Flash for "Object #44, Pen Holder" © 14/50 / Howard Hack. Oct. 1988 / San Francisco, CA