Hallwalls Editions

A series of special limited-edition artworks now available through Hallwalls


 
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Charles Clough (American, born 1951), Robert Longo (American, born 1953)
Prototype for a Fundraiser for Hallwalls,1976/2013, cast aluminum, 39 x 5 x 1 inches
$2,500
Edition of 25, Signed (engraved) and numbered


WHAT IT IS
In 1976 when Charles Clough and Robert Longo were directing Hallwalls they were also working in adjacent studios, exploring symbolic imagery. Clough carved a thunderbolt and Longo cast two copies in bronze and one in aluminum. Only the aluminum version represents the full length of the wooden original. They imagined an edition of thunderbolts to be sold to raise funds for Hallwalls. Thirty-seven years later this intention is being fulfilled with a beautiful cast aluminum edition, 39 inches long, weighing in at less than 2 lbs. The work will arrive in a grey solid core acid-free box, with polyetheyne foam insert, ideally suited for storage, shipping, or gifting. The back of the work will include engraved signatures from Charles Clough and Robert Longo, as well as the engraved edition number.

RECENTLY EXHIBITED
The original bolt was prominently exhibited as part of the major exhibition Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-garde in the 1970s at the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, March 30 to July 8, 2012.

HOW CAN I BUY ONE?
Orders can be placed in person at Hallwalls or over the phone with Hallwalls at 716-854-1694. HALF of the purchase price must be paid at the time of ordering to CONFIRM AND HOLD your copy of the edition. The remaining balance must be paid prior to receipt of the work. Price does not include crating, shipping, or installation.

WHEN CAN I BUY ONE?
You may order one RIGHT NOW. Phone us at 716.854.1694.

HOW CAN I DISPLAY IT?
As a god of future funding, you should display your bolt in the manner that best expresses your dynamic and generous self. In the image here, the bolt is hanging on two small nails. It can also rest on a flat surface. It works horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. It could also be framed. Should you be uncertain about how to install the work, personnel from Hallwalls will be happy to assist you.


Charles Clough talks about the Thunderbolt:
 
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