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CANDLESTICK No. 3

Patinated bronze
Designed in 1990
Made in Denmark

19 h x 22,5 w x 16,5 d cm

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TRAY & CANDELABRA HISTORY

Arje Griegst spent several periods throughout his career at the Bel Fiore bronze foundry in Pietrasanta, Italy working on objects in bronze. Using the same self-invented cire perdue technique as in his Spiral series and other jewellery, he conjured bronze candlesticks and candelabras from the 1960s ad onwards. From pieces that almost melt across the table to fairytale growths sprouting water agate eggs they all embody his recurring ideas around metamorphosis.

CANDLESTICK SKETCH

The problems changed for Arje when he started to work in large format instead of jewellery. By drawing a great number of large sketches in charcoal on grey paper he captured the form and anchored the shape in what he wanted to evoke with the candlesticks.

CANDLESTICK NO. 3 & NO. 2

The organically shaped candlesticks can partly be seen as the beginning of the dynamic and sculptural large scale work that followed Arje's occupation later in his life.

THE CANDELABRA LIGHT, 1968

The candelabra Lys "Light" is an eight branched candelabra, created as a ritual object and so-called Hanukkah candlestick.

CANDLESTICK No. 3
CANDLESTICK No. 3

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