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  • We acquired this object.

2018

  • Work on this object began.

2019

Bleached (II), 2018

It is dated 2018. Its medium is stool.

To create the Bleached stool, Erez Nevi Pana crafts a wooden structure, covers it in loofah, and submerges it in the Dead Sea, which cannot support many life forms due to extreme salinity. Salt from the sea crystallizes and solidifies around the structure. The crystalline totem imbues salt—once a revered mineral that now amasses in neglected white mountains in the desert—with ornamental value.

It is credited Courtesy of Dennis Freedman Collection.

  • Garden Seat, ca. 1880
  • molded, glazed and gilded earthenware.
  • Gift from the Thomas W. Evans Collection from University of Pennsylvania....
  • 1983-69-17

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