MARCLAY, CHRISTIAN

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Description

Untitled (Music Box)
Wood and metal
3 x 5 1/8 x 4" CLOSED
2005
Beginning in 1988, the Norton Family sent a limited edition Christmas gift to a wide list of friends in the art community including art institutions. Commissioned by an artist, the gift encompassed a variety of multi-media artworks such as a porcelain ashtray, a printed fan, a woven blanket, a lifesaver, a dollhouse and a crazy coffee cup all of which later became part of the Norton Family Art Projects. In 2005, Christian Marclay who uses the cultural implications of music and sound in his sculptures and installation presented his Music Box which plays "Tinsel" - a seamless melodic loop without beginning or end that incorporates the gradual slowing of the unwinding mechanism.

Date

2005

Creator

MARCLAY, CHRISTIAN
b. United States, 1955

Source

Gift of Bruce Robertson and Thomas Kren

Identifier

2021.002.002

Citation

MARCLAY, CHRISTIAN and b. United States, 1955, “MARCLAY, CHRISTIAN,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed October 5, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/16694.