Barry X Ball

Pasadena, California 1955

Photo courtesy Barry X Ball Studio

When I got to know Barry X Ball he was creating small but precious objects covered in gold, placed on an equally rare material and all finished with great care. In the 'nineties he developed a different kind of work, making larger objects using a special extremely hard plastic. In these works a part of the composition consists of a special crystal container fullfilled with pure pigment. In this way the color has greater importance than when used in painting canvas. Even the packaging of these works is made by the artist.

Rosa Giovanna Magnifico Panza di Biumo and PanzaCollection would like to thank the artist, the family and the institutions for granting image publishing.