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Jaume Plensa
Born 1955 in Barcelona, Spain
Lives and works in Barcelona, Spain, and Paris, France
The Androgen, 2000
glass, stainless steel, fabric
90 x 17 x 24 inches
Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection
Gift of the William T. Kemper Charitable Trust
2001.20
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Spanish conceptual artist Plensa draws upon a variety of media in his works, including glass, steel, bronze, water, light, and sound. He is known for both his intimate sculptures as well as large-scale public projects, including the Crown Fountain commission for the Millennium Park, adjacent to the Art Institute of Chicago. In this work, Plensa juxtaposes four danglling, fragile teardroop-shaped glass orbs with its title "androgen," a male hormone.