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Jon Kuhn
Cut, ground, polished and laminated lead crystal, 18k gold.

Technically Kuhn has pushed beyond the limits of complexity previously possible with laminated glass. It is not uncommon for his incredible sculptures to have 50,000 to 300,000 components. This incredible control has enabled him to literally make the glass elements appear to float and move though space.

As early as 1979 he was recognized for his accomplishments by being included in “The Corning Museum Exhibition, a World-Wide Survey” and was the youngest artist working in glass to be acquired by the Metropolitan Museum in New York and, he was commissioned in l993 to make a piece for the White House collection. Jon Kuhn’s work is featured in over 30 Museum collections including, the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Smithsonian Institute, the High Museum in Atlanta; the Museum fur Kunst und Gwerbe in Hamburg, Germany, and the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Switzerland.

A limited but very interesting retrospective of his work can currently be seen at the Boca Museum of Art. He is a featured artist in the exhibition “GLASS ACT; 50 Years of Contemporary Glass”.