Papier-mâché Ball

Accession Number

Papier-mâché Ball

Grace Farrar Knowlton

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
after 1970

Medium & Support
papier-mâché on metal frame

18 in x 18 in x 18 in (45.72 cm x 45.72 cm x 45.72 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the Estate of James van Sweden

Subject matter
Knowlton has been creating spheres since the 1970s. In a variety of sizes and materials, these objects are decidedly hand made but without the clear, modernist mark of the artist. The artist engages with issues of materiality in terms of its relationship to the earthly or the cosmic, rather than in an earlier discussion of modeling or carving. 

Physical Description
A metal interior frame with pieces of papier-mâché around it creating a ball. The strips of papier mache are long strips.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type

Additional Object Classification(s)

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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papier mâché
sculpture (visual works)
spheres (geometric figures)

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