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Lightshade-Shade (1999)

Jurgen Bey

mirror foil, polyester chandelier

Manchester Art Gallery

Lightshade-Shade (1999)

Photo Credit: Manchester Art Gallery



Craft, Furniture


Mirror foil, Polyester

Physical Object Description:

Outer cylindrical lampshade formed from cylinder of one-way polyester mirror foil, which becomes semi-translucent when lamp is illuminated. Cruciform wire frame holds shade in place, and attaches to internal chandelier (found object) . Chandelier consists of strings of cut glass drops attached to metal frame. Screw-fitting lightbulb to centre, electric power cable protrudes from top.


100 x 60 cm

Accession Number:



Purchased by the Contemporary Art Society with funds from the Arts Council Lottery Fund, the Corporate Patrons of Manchester City Galleries and the Crafts Council, 2002

Ownership history:

Purchased from the Crafts Council by the Contemporary Art Society for its Special Collection Scheme, with the aid of Arts Council Lottery Funding, 9 May 2002; presented to Manchester Art Gallery, 2002


Manchester Art Gallery


Lamp, Light, Design

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