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Claire Falkenstein



Metal and glass
5 x 11 in. (12.7 x 27.94 cm)
Gift of Rachael Dunaven Yocom and Gertrude Shurr

While living in Paris, Falkenstein was inspired by the abstract work of the post-war avant-garde artists and scientists. She was particularly influenced by the work of Einstein, and would use her sculptures as a way to explore his concept of infinite space. Due to financial constraints while living in Paris, Falkenstein began experimenting with nontraditional materials, primarily those found at a hardware store. This experimental nature would define Falkenstein’s work for the rest of her career. Upon her return to Los Angeles in 1963, Falkenstein began taking many high-profile commissions for public art sculptures, murals, and fountains.

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