Lot 1015
Peter Glenn Oakley (b. 1974), Cassette Stack (Stack 2)
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
A tower of eleven cassette tapes carved from a single block of Perla Nera black marble from Nevada, 2013, mounted to hand-hewn slab of white marble with grey veins, unsigned.

DOA 8.5 x 10 5/8 x 13.25 in.

From the Personal Collection of Allen Thomas Jr., Wilson, North Carolina

Purchased directly from the artist.

Bentonville, Arkansas, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, State of The Art: Discovering American Art Now, September 13, 2014 - January 19, 2015

Peter Glenn Oakley works in the time-honored tradition of the Italian Renaissance artists, but with a decidedly modern slant. Instead of a god, goddess, or saint, his sculptures immortalized the iconic emblems of today. This stack of cassette tapes "stands" in a classic contrapposto, artfully designed and polished to emphasize the seemingly precarious balance. Considering the time consuming process of creation, this sculpture took six months to create, Oakley has a very limited production.

Primarily self-taught, Oakley worked as a stone mason after graduating from Appalachian State University. His first marble sculpture, a styrofoam box, was sold in 2006. In 2012, Stack, was acquired for the permanent collection of the North Carolina Museum of Art and is currently on display in the museum's Modern & Contemporary gallery. His sculptures have also been exhibited at Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, Arkansas, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and the Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia.

$5,000 - 10,000