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Liza Lou

(American, b.1969)

Light Bulb

Hand-applied colored glass beads over cast polyester resin
Edition of 10
Signed, dated, numbered and titled on an Artist’s Certificate

Overall: 5 x 2 ¾ x 2 ¾ inches (13 x 7 x 7 cm)

Not for sale

Executed in 1999, the present work and edition was created by the artist to benefit the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut.


Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut

Private Collection, New York
Dranoff Fine Art, New York
Acquired directly from the above


According to the artist:

“There is the association between light bulbs and ideas — Light Bulb is deliberately misshapen and was made to be nipple-like and heavy. Light Bulb is about the awkwardness and difficulty of ideas and the surprising weight of the smallest undertaking.”