A rare, popular vintage art sculpture that also functions as a puzzle. This particular sculpture - known as the "ball puzzle" - designed by Charles Perry is in brilliant Lucite and prized for its larger size (more than twice the size of the Brass version and pleasant for playing and fiddling with) and how the light dances through the piece when assembled. This piece is inviting, and few guests are able to resist from picking it up and playing with it. Acts as a great conversation piece and pretty sculpture for any coffee table, side table or bookshelf.
This Lucite edition is the easiest size to handle: 2.5 inches in diameter when fully assembled. This edition was manufactured in low quantities for exhibits in Italy and the MoMA in the 1960s and 1970s; fewer of the lucite edition are available than the brass. The ball puzzle is emblematic of Charles Perry's period of the study of circular mathematical shapes.During this same period he famously also designed the "Continuum" Sculpture that can be found in front of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. His intuitive investigation of nature's variables provides the springboard for many of his concepts. Believing that sculpture must stand on its own merit without need of explanation, Perry's work has an elegance of form that masks the mathematical and scientific complexity of its genesis. He has lectured on mathematics and art in conferences throughout the world. Charles Perry's sculptures have been commissioned for public spaces in the United States, Australia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Japan, and in private collections throughout the world.
As an industrial designer, Charles Perry has invented and patented three unique prize winning chairs. He has designed other objects of art such as a collection of jewelry and silver for Tiffany, chess sets, and puzzles. The item "Vintage Charles Perry Lucite Ball Puzzle Sculpture Mid Century Modern decor" is in sale since Wednesday, October 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Vintage, Retro, Mid-Century\1960s".The seller is "newfroggy1" and is located in San Jose, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation, China, Switzerland, Brazil.