Glass as Art, Glass is Art (25/50), 1981
Original Serigraph Poster, signed lower right
24 x 28.88 in
This colorful poster was produced for a 1981 exhibition at the Lincoln Center for the Arts in Milwaukee, celebrating glass art. The image is dominated by the exhibition title 'GLASS AS ART GLASS IS ART,' repeated throughout a landscape like space: the phrase is repeated in the sky and into the ground below. It also sits on the horizon line, filled with a rainbow gradient, and melts like river streams int the foreground and eventually breaking into glittering stars. Seeing this print in person, the viewer can appreciate the thickness of the ink as it is layered upon itself. 24 x 28.88 inches, artwork 25.25 x 30.5 inches, frame Signed in pencil, lower right Edition 25/50 in pencil, lower center Framed in an aluminium moulding Wisconsin Artist, Milwaukee based printmaker, potter, and stained glass artist Robert 'Bob' Danner is a versatile Milwaukee-based artist whose prolific output and paradoxical combination of fluidity and maniacal love of precision and detail has allowed him to excel in a variety of mediums including stain glass, photography, ceramics, pottery, and fine prints. His collected works are a panoply of objects including ceramic trophies for winners of the Arlington Million, artistic magazine cover shots, illustrated children's books, abstract and representative stain-glass pieces, and Mask (Who Meeeeee?), a screen print and lithograph composition that is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Danner also uses his skills as an artist in residence for Roosevelt Middle School of the Arts in Milwaukee. At this school and others, Danner has guided countless children in the creation of individual works of art and large-scale installations.