Axel Russmeyer, bead

24ar Purple Meets Pink, Axel Russmeyer, polyester thread on cardboard bubbins, nylon thread, ribbon, aluminum, 5" (d), 2010, $3,900



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17ar Blue Spools Sculpture, Axel Russmeyer, bobbins, wood, copper wire, 4" x 10" x 10", 2008, $ 7,900



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13ar Untitled, Axel Russmeyer, monofilament, bobbins, glass, ribbon, elastic cord and wood, 21" x 11" x 4.25", 2007/2008, $16,300



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3ar Copper, Tin Sculpture, Axel Russmeyer, copper, tin, stainless steel, hemp, 16" x 16" x 16", 2007, $10,000

The components of Russmeyer’s large sphere, Copper, Tin Sculpture, are traditional German baking forms that are used for pastry and savory use alike. Usually they are made in tin -- metal that will rust. Russmeyer placed a special order for the copper –coated forms with the company that he says “thinks anyway I am crazy as they cannot imagine what someone could possibly do with so many of them.” These forms will gradually grow richer in color – developing a greenish patina when placed outside. The rope that holds the piece in the spherical shape is a traditional all-hemp rope from the harbor district in Hamburg, where this very traditional material it is harder and harder to find. At the center of the piece is a hollow sphere made of stainless steel.



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1ar Copper, Tin Sculpture, Axel Russmeyer, copper, tin, stainless steel, hemp, 17" x 17" x 17", 2007, $12,000



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20ar Wooly Bits, Axel Russmeyer, sphere from wool felt beads over a clear polyester sphere, purple ribbon and wool white wool, turquoise glass beaded bead from contemporary japanese glass beads with wooden corez, 5.5" x 5.5" x 5.5", 2001, $ 4,700

21ar Black on Cardboard, Axel Russmeyer, sphere from polyester thread card board bobbins over a solid wood sphere, tan and dark gray ribbon, 4" x 4" x 4", 2009, $3,600

22ar Charcoal, Axel Russmeyer, sphere from polyester thread bobbins with plastic core over a beech wood bead, black with dark gray ribbon, 4" x 4" x 4", 2009, $3,400



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1ar Detail Copper, Tin Sculpture

Selected collections and exhibition venues:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York (One of a Kind: The Studio Craft Movement, permanent collection); Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York (permanent collection); Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Art, Racine, Wisconsin, (Who Knows Where or When?); Third International Bead Conference, Bethesda, Maryland (Rebellious Bead, traveling exhibition); American Craft Museum, New York, New York (Beadz – Contemporary Beadwork); Southern Highland Craft Center, Folk Art Center, Asheville, North Carolina (The Beaded Object); Design Miami/ Art Basel Miami Beach (Paperlove); London, UK (Collect); Milan, Italy (International Design Week, Essential Nature); Salone di Mobile, Zona Tortona, Paola Lenti, Milan, Italy; Collections: Paul Smith, Barney’s, MOMA Design Store, Takashimaya and Relish. Recipient: Loot Award for Contemporary Jewelry, Musuem of Arts and Design.

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