Purple Heart Bench

1983
Designer David Ebner (American, born in 1945)


Object Place: Bellport, New York, United States

Dimensions

41.91 x 90.8 x 38.1 cm (16 1/2 x 35 3/4 x 15 in.)

Accession Number

1984.41

Medium or Technique

Purple heart

On View

Arts of Asia, Oceania, and Africa Gallery (Gallery 177)

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Seating and beds

Seat in the form of two slightly dished rectangles with swelled sides outlined at the center by two V-shaped notches. Two slab legs. Biconvex section, tapering sides with concave cutouts below the box joint with the seat.

Inscription

D.N.E. 83

Markings

branded on underside right with Chinese and Japanese character for wood or tree.

Provenance

1983, commissioned from the artist with financial support of Ronald D. Abramson, Rockville, Maryland; 1984, given by Ronald D. Abramson to the MFA (Accession date: January 18, 1984.

Credit Line

Gift of Ronald D. Abramson

Copyright

© D.N.E.