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Anchored Candy No. 5

Vivian Beer (American, born in 1977)


Overall: 99.1 x 213.4 x 71.1 cm (39 x 84 x 28 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Formed and fabricated aluminum, steel base, aluminum bolts, Gun Blue patinated and paste waxed steel, automotive metallic paint and clear coating on aluminum.

On View

Eunice and Julian Cohen Galleria (Gallery 265)


Americas, Contemporary Art


Seating and beds

Anchored Candy No. 5 seduces the sitter through its voluptuous and elongated form, brilliant color, and glittering finish. Using materials we may not associate with studio furniture—steel, aluminum, automotive finish—Beer references the way craft and handwork is a part of popular culture. We might look at this piece and think of the hand-work necessary to restore the sleek surface of a classic hot rod or to form the curvature of a couture high heel.


2013, purchased from the artist. (Accession Date: January 30, 2013)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Gallery Instructors in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Gallery Instructor Program