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Jennifer Bolande

(American, b.1957)

Half Crown

Cast porcelain, marquee light bulbs and light fixtures mounted to painted wood
Edition of 12
Signed, dated and numbered on the reverse
Overall:   6 ¼ x 13 ¾ x 3 inches (16 x 35 x 8 cm)

Price on request


Metro Pictures, New York

Urbi et Orbi Galerie, Paris

Private Collection, Germany


Los Angeles, Margo Leavin Gallery, Jennifer Bolande, 1989 (presumably another example).

New York, Metro Pictures, Jennifer Bolande, 1989 (presumably another example).

Paris, Urbi et Orbi Galerie, Jennifer Bolande, 31 March – 26 April 1990, catalogue, illustrated on the front cover (presumably this example).

Stockholm, Galleri Nordanstad-Skarstedt, Jennifer Bolande, 1990 (presumably another example).

Montreal, Galerie Brenda Wallace, Jennifer Bolande | Tim Maul, 1990 (presumably another example).

Stockholm, Galleri Nordanstad-Skarstedt, Disconnections, 1990 (group show, and presumably another example).

Tokyo, Seibu Contemporary Art Gallery, Viewpoints Towards the 90’s: Three Artists from Metro Pictures, (Bolande, Kelley, Miller Part II, 1990, catalogue, illustrated (presumably another example) – curated by Ronald Jones.

Amsterdam, Galerie Barbara Farber, Group Exhibition, 1990 (presumably another example).


According to Jennifer Bolande:

Half Crown uses the same mold I used to make the Milk Crown (1987), a small porcelain sculpture I made after Harold Edgerton’s famous strobe photograph, Milk Drop Coronet (1957) by residing in a place between sculpture and photography. Half Crown marries to it movie marquee lightbulbs, which rhyme with the forms of the crown. Movie marquees and all of their elements, panels, lights, forms, are recurring elements in my vocabulary.

I made another piece, Untitled (1987) which is a kind of tower (towers also recur) made up of the White Pages telephone directories, a movie marquee panel, marquee bulbs, and the porcelain Half Crown.”