Abstract sculpture looking like a soft piece of weiny marble lying on the grass

Beth Laurin, Part 1, 1976. Photo: Åsa Lundén/Moderna Museet © Beth Laurin / Bildupphovsrätt 2023

PART 1, 1976

Beth Laurin

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Narrator: Beth Laurin’s sculpture is a contradictory object. It is abstract, yet familiar, and made of hard polyester in a soft bend. The dark marbled surface enhances the organic feeling. It is shiny and reflects both the sky and the surrounding branches, like a forest pond. Part 1 is a magnified detail from Tillstånd VI (Condition VI), another sculpture by Beth Laurin in the Moderna Museet collection, where the shape continues, forming an open oval with ends sculpted like faces.



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