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Charles LeDray: American Standard

Charles LeDray: American Standard

Charles LeDray
A Course of Empire Bricks

A Course of Empire Bricks
2015-2017
clay, mortar, wood, metal
16 3/4 x 16 7/8 x 9 1/2 inches
  (42.5 x 42.9 x 24.1 cm)
PF4871

A Course of Empire Bricks (detail)

A Course of Empire Bricks (detail)
2015-2017
clay, mortar with acrylic fortifier, 10-44 threaded steel rods, hex nuts, wood, marine epoxy
16 3/4 x 16 7/8 x 9 1/2 inches
  (42.5 x 42.9 x 24.1 cm)
PF4871

Charles LeDray
Eagles Softball 2016-2018

Eagles Softball
2016-2018
Eucaboard, wood, metal, leather, fabric, rabbit fur, cotton fiber, embroidery floss, rhodium and gold plate, wax, lacquer, paint, glow in the dark paint, straw
39 1/4 x 32 1/4 x 4 5/8 inches
  (99.7 x 81.9 x 11.7 cm)
PF5340

Eagles Softball 2016-2018

Eagles Softball
2016-2018
eucaboard, wood, metal, leather, fabric, dyed rabbits fur, thread, string, embroidery floss, rhodium gold plate, glass, wax, paint, "glow in the dark" paint, Krylon spray paint, Testors enamel paint, acrylic paint, straw
39 1/4 x 32 1/4 x 4 5/8 inches
  (99.7 x 81.9 x 11.7 cm)
PF5340

Eagles Softball (detail)

Eagles Softball (detail)
2016-2018
eucaboard, wood, metal, leather, fabric, dyed rabbits fur, thread, string, embroidery floss, rhodium gold plate, glass, wax, paint, "glow in the dark" paint, Krylon spray paint, Testors enamel paint, acrylic paint, straw
39 1/4 x 32 1/4 x 4 5/8 inches
  (99.7 x 81.9 x 11.7 cm)
PF5340

Eagles Softball (detail)

Eagles Softball (detail)
2016-2018
eucaboard, wood, metal, leather, fabric, dyed rabbits fur, thread, string, embroidery floss, rhodium gold plate, glass, wax, paint, "glow in the dark" paint, Krylon spray paint, Testors enamel paint, acrylic paint, straw
39 1/4 x 32 1/4 x 4 5/8 inches
  (99.7 x 81.9 x 11.7 cm)
PF5340

Charles LeDray
Watch Your Step

Watch Your Step
2017-2018
fabric, thread, epoxy, wood, metal, cement, acrylic plastic, mortar, paint, elastic
15 3/4 x 18 1/8 x 10 1/2 inches
  (40 x 46 x 26.7 cm)
PF5346

Watch Your Step

Watch Your Step
2017-2018
fabric, thread, epoxy, wood, metal, cement, acrylic plastic, mortar, paint, elastic
15 3/4 x 18 1/8 x 10 1/2 inches
  (40 x 46 x 26.7 cm)
PF5346

Watch Your Step (detail) 

Watch Your Step (detail) 
2017-2018
fabric, thread, epoxy, wood, metal, cement, acrylic plastic, mortar, paint, elastic
15 3/4 x 18 1/8 x 10 1/2 inches
  (40 x 46 x 26.7 cm)
PF5346

Watch Your Step (detail) 

Watch Your Step (detail) 
2017-2018
fabric, thread, epoxy, wood, metal, cement, acrylic plastic, mortar, paint, elastic
15 3/4 x 18 1/8 x 10 1/2 inches
  (40 x 46 x 26.7 cm)
PF5346

Charles LeDray
Jack Straws 2015-2016

Jack Straws
2015-2016
human bone, cement board
dimensions vary
cement base: 3/8 x 24 5/8 x 24 5/8 inches
  (1 x 62.5 x 62.5 cm)
PF4880

Jack Straws 2015-2016

Jack Straws
2015-2016
human bone
dimensions vary
cement base: 3/8 x 24 5/8 x 24 5/8 inches
  (1 x 62.5 x 62.5 cm)
PF4880

Jack Straws (detail)

Jack Straws (detail)
2015-2016
human bone
dimensions vary
cement base: 3/8 x 24 5/8 x 24 5/8 inches
  (1 x 62.5 x 62.5 cm)
PF4880

Charles LeDray
American Standard / DANGER

American Standard / DANGER
2015
Fabric, thread, embroidery floss, paint, cotton fiber, galvanized steel wire, nail, patina
10 x 10 1/2 inches
  (25.4 x 26.7 cm)
PF5374

American Standard / DANGER

American Standard / DANGER
2015
Fabric, thread, embroidery floss, paint, cotton fiber, galvanized steel wire, nail, patina
10 x 10 1/2 inches
  (25.4 x 26.7 cm)
PF5374

Invisible Woman  2018

Invisible Woman 
2018
Eucaboard, wood, wire, nails, powder coating, gesso, carpenter's wood glue, wood stain
27 3/8 x 15 5/8 x 3 7/8 inches
  (69.5 x 39.7 x 9.8 cm)
PF5344

Invisible Woman  2018

Invisible Woman 
2018
Eucaboard, wood, wire, nails, powder coating, gesso, carpenter's wood glue, wood stain
27 3/8 x 15 5/8 x 3 7/8 inches
  (69.5 x 39.7 x 9.8 cm)
PF5344

Invisible Woman  2018

Invisible Woman 
2018
Eucaboard, wood, wire, nails, powder coating, gesso, carpenter's wood glue, wood stain
27 3/8 x 15 5/8 x 3 7/8 inches
  (69.5 x 39.7 x 9.8 cm)
PF5344

Charles LeDray
!DO NOT ENTER! / Red Carpet

!DO NOT ENTER! / Red Carpet
2018
yarn, needlepoint canvas, acrylic gel medium, velveteen, cotton rope, thread, stainless steel, rhodium plated brass, wooden dowels 
214 1/2 x 13 x 3/8 inches
  (544.8 x 33 x 1 cm)
PF5347

 , !DO NOT ENTER! / Red Carpet

 

!DO NOT ENTER! / Red Carpet
2018
yarn, needlepoint canvas, acrylic gel medium, velveteen, cotton rope, thread, stainless steel, rhodium plated brass, wooden dowels 
214 1/2 x 13 x 3/8 inches
  (544.8 x 33 x 1 cm)
PF5347

 , !DO NOT ENTER! / Red Carpet

 

!DO NOT ENTER! / Red Carpet
2018
yarn, needlepoint canvas, acrylic gel medium, velveteen, cotton rope, thread, stainless steel, rhodium plated brass, wooden dowels 
214 1/2 x 13 x 3/8 inches
  (544.8 x 33 x 1 cm)
PF5347

Charles LeDray
The Alsen Twins

The Alsen Twins
2015-2017
fabric, thread, paint, leather, brass, concrete
11 1/4 x 22 x 9 3/8 inches
  (28.6 x 55.9 x 23.8 cm)
PF4872

The Alsen Twins

The Alsen Twins
2015-2017
fabric, thread, paint, leather, brass, concrete
11 1/4 x 22 x 9 3/8 inches
  (28.6 x 55.9 x 23.8 cm)
PF4872

The Alsen Twins

The Alsen Twins
2015-2017
fabric, thread, paint, leather, brass, concrete
11 1/4 x 22 x 9 3/8 inches
  (28.6 x 55.9 x 23.8 cm)
PF4872

The Alsen Twins (detail)

The Alsen Twins (detail)
2015-2017
concrete, fabric, thread, acrylic paint, galvanized steel wire, leather (deer hide), brass, patina
11 1/4 x 22 x 9 3/8 inches
  (28.6 x 55.9 x 23.8 cm)
PF4872

Charles LeDray
Four Corners 1994-2017

Four Corners
1994-2017
wood, fabric, thread, brass, copper, silver, gold plate, stainless steel wire, epoxy, patina
5 1/2 x 21 x 14 1/4 inches
  (14 x 53.3 x 36.2 cm)
PF4873

Four Corners 1994-2017

Four Corners
1994-2017
wood, fabric, thread, brass, copper, silver, gold plate, stainless steel wire, epoxy, patina
5 1/2 x 21 x 14 1/4 inches
  (14 x 53.3 x 36.2 cm)
PF4873

Charles LeDray
Hotel Traymore 2015-2019

Hotel Traymore
2015-2019
fabric, thread, twill tape, grosgrain tape, leather, gold, brass, steel, nickel silver, rhodium plate, patina, paint, wood, varnish, epoxy
24 3/8 x 6 5/8 x 3 inches
  (61.9 x 16.8 x 7.6 cm)
PF5342

Hotel Traymore 2015-2019

Hotel Traymore
2015-2019
fabric, thread, twill tape, grosgrain tape, leather, gold, brass, steel, nickel silver, rhodium plate, patina, paint, wood, varnish, epoxy
24 3/8 x 6 5/8 x 3 inches
  (61.9 x 16.8 x 7.6 cm)
PF5342

Hotel Traymore 2015-2019

Hotel Traymore
2015-2019
fabric, thread, twill tape, grosgrain tape, leather, gold, brass, steel, nickel silver, rhodium plate, patina, paint, wood, varnish, epoxy
24 3/8 x 6 5/8 x 3 inches
  (61.9 x 16.8 x 7.6 cm)
PF5342

Charles LeDray
Life Vest / Hotel Manhattan

Life Vest / Hotel Manhattan
2018
fabric, thread, twill tape, Kapok, paint, varnish, brass, steel, patina, firescale, wood, wax, embroidery floss
13 7/8 x 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches
  (35.2 x 21 x 15.9 cm)
PF5343

Life Vest / Hotel Manhattan

Life Vest / Hotel Manhattan
2018
fabric, thread, twill tape, Kapok, paint, varnish, brass, steel, patina, firescale, wood, wax, embroidery floss
13 7/8 x 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches
  (35.2 x 21 x 15.9 cm)
PF5343

Life Vest / Hotel Manhattan (detail) 

Life Vest / Hotel Manhattan (detail) 
2018
fabric, thread, twill tape, Kapok, paint, varnish, brass, steel, patina, firescale, wood, wax, embroidery floss
13 7/8 x 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches
  (35.2 x 21 x 15.9 cm)
PF5343

Charles LeDray
Free Public Library 

Free Public Library 
2015-2019
paper, cardboard, fabric, thread, acrylic paint, ink, acrylic varnish, acrylic gel medium, brass, patina, bubble gum, glass, metal, wire, wood, cement board, cement, granite, glue, fiberfill, Mylar
10 1/8 x 97 1/8 x 50 1/4 inches
  (25.7 x 246.7 x 127.6 cm)
PF5348

Free Public Library 

Free Public Library 
2015-2019
paper, cardboard, fabric, thread, acrylic paint, ink, acrylic varnish, acrylic gel medium, brass, patina, bubble gum, glass, metal, wire, wood, cement board, cement, granite, glue, fiberfill, Mylar
10 1/8 x 97 1/8 x 50 1/4 inches
  (25.7 x 246.7 x 127.6 cm)
PF5348

Free Public Library (detail)

Free Public Library (detail)
2015-2019
paper, cardboard, fabric, thread, acrylic paint, ink, acrylic varnish, acrylic gel medium, brass, patina, bubble gum, glass, metal, wire, wood, cement board, cement, granite, glue, fiberfill, Mylar
10 1/8 x 97 1/8 x 50 1/4 inches
  (25.7 x 246.7 x 127.6 cm)
PF5348

Free Public Library (detail)

Free Public Library (detail)
2015-2019
paper, cardboard, fabric, thread, acrylic paint, ink, acrylic varnish, acrylic gel medium, brass, patina, bubble gum, glass, metal, wire, wood, cement board, cement, granite, glue, fiberfill, Mylar
10 1/8 x 97 1/8 x 50 1/4 inches
  (25.7 x 246.7 x 127.6 cm)
PF5348

Free Public Library (detail)

Free Public Library (detail)
2015-2019
paper, cardboard, fabric, thread, acrylic paint, ink, acrylic varnish, acrylic gel medium, brass, patina, bubble gum, glass, metal, wire, wood, cement board, cement, granite, glue, fiberfill, Mylar
10 1/8 x 97 1/8 x 50 1/4 inches
  (25.7 x 246.7 x 127.6 cm)
PF5348

Free Public Library (detail)

Free Public Library (detail)
2015-2019
paper, cardboard, fabric, thread, acrylic paint, ink, acrylic varnish, acrylic gel medium, brass, patina, bubble gum, glass, metal, wire, wood, cement board, cement, granite, glue, fiberfill, Mylar
10 1/8 x 97 1/8 x 50 1/4 inches
  (25.7 x 246.7 x 127.6 cm)
PF5348

Free Public Library (detail)

Free Public Library (detail)
2015-2019
paper, cardboard, fabric, thread, acrylic paint, ink, acrylic varnish, acrylic gel medium, brass, patina, bubble gum, glass, metal, wire, wood, cement board, cement, granite, glue, fiberfill, Mylar
10 1/8 x 97 1/8 x 50 1/4 inches
  (25.7 x 246.7 x 127.6 cm)
PF5348

Free Public Library (detail)

Free Public Library (detail)
2015-2019
paper, cardboard, fabric, thread, acrylic paint, ink, acrylic varnish, acrylic gel medium, brass, patina, bubble gum, glass, metal, wire, wood, cement board, cement, granite, glue, fiberfill, Mylar
10 1/8 x 97 1/8 x 50 1/4 inches
  (25.7 x 246.7 x 127.6 cm)
PF5348

Free Public Library (detail)

Free Public Library (detail)
2015-2019
paper, cardboard, fabric, thread, acrylic paint, ink, acrylic varnish, acrylic gel medium, brass, patina, bubble gum, glass, metal, wire, wood, cement board, cement, granite, glue, fiberfill, Mylar
10 1/8 x 97 1/8 x 50 1/4 inches
  (25.7 x 246.7 x 127.6 cm)
PF5348

Free Public Library (detail)

Free Public Library (detail)
2015-2019
paper, cardboard, fabric, thread, acrylic paint, ink, acrylic varnish, acrylic gel medium, brass, patina, bubble gum, glass, metal, wire, wood, cement board, cement, granite, glue, fiberfill, Mylar
10 1/8 x 97 1/8 x 50 1/4 inches
  (25.7 x 246.7 x 127.6 cm)
PF5348

Free Public Library (detail)

Free Public Library (detail)
2015-2019
paper, cardboard, fabric, thread, acrylic paint, ink, acrylic varnish, acrylic gel medium, brass, patina, bubble gum, glass, metal, wire, wood, cement board, cement, granite, glue, fiberfill, Mylar
10 1/8 x 97 1/8 x 50 1/4 inches
  (25.7 x 246.7 x 127.6 cm)
PF5348

Free Public Library (detail)

Free Public Library (detail)
2015-2019
paper, cardboard, fabric, thread, acrylic paint, ink, acrylic varnish, acrylic gel medium, brass, patina, bubble gum, glass, metal, wire, wood, cement board, cement, granite, glue, fiberfill, Mylar
10 1/8 x 97 1/8 x 50 1/4 inches
  (25.7 x 246.7 x 127.6 cm)
PF5348

Free Public Library (detail)

Free Public Library (detail)
2015-2019
paper, cardboard, fabric, thread, acrylic paint, ink, acrylic varnish, acrylic gel medium, brass, patina, bubble gum, glass, metal, wire, wood, cement board, cement, granite, glue, fiberfill, Mylar
10 1/8 x 97 1/8 x 50 1/4 inches
  (25.7 x 246.7 x 127.6 cm)
PF5348

Charles LeDray
The Janitor's Closet

The Janitor's Closet
2016-2018
Eucaboard, wood, metal, cotton fiber, fabric, thread, gesso, paint, varnish, studio sweepings 
46 7/8 x 43 7/8 x 4 3/4 inches
  (119.1 x 111.4 x 12.1 cm)
PF5341

The Janitor's Closet

The Janitor's Closet
2016-2018
eucaboard, wood, metal, cotton fiber and fabric thread, gesso, paint, varnish, studio sweepings
46 7/8 x 43 7/8 x 4 3/4 inches
  (119.1 x 111.4 x 12.1 cm)
PF5341

The Janitor's Closet (detail)

The Janitor's Closet (detail)
2016-2018
eucaboard, wood, metal, cotton fiber and fabric thread, gesso, paint, varnish, studio sweepings
46 7/8 x 43 7/8 x 4 3/4 inches
  (119.1 x 111.4 x 12.1 cm)
PF5341

The Janitor's Closet (detail)

The Janitor's Closet (detail)
2016-2018
Eucaboard, wood, metal, cotton fiber, fabric, thread, gesso, paint, varnish, studio sweepings 
46 7/8 x 43 7/8 x 4 3/4 inches
  (119.1 x 111.4 x 12.1 cm)
PF5341

Charles LeDray
American Standard / Crazy Quilt

American Standard / Crazy Quilt
2017-2018
fabric, thread, fiber fill, brass, bronze, patina, gold plate, stainless steel, embroidery floss, viscose thread, wax
34 1/4 x 5 inches diameter
  (87 x 12.7 cm diameter)
PF5345

American Standard / Crazy Quilt

American Standard / Crazy Quilt
2017-2018
fabric, thread, fiber fill, brass, bronze, patina, gold plate, stainless steel, embroidery floss, viscose thread, wax
34 1/4 x 5 inches diameter
  (87 x 12.7 cm diameter)
PF5345

American Standard / Crazy Quilt (detail) 

American Standard / Crazy Quilt (detail) 
2017-2018
fabric, thread, fiber fill, brass, bronze, patina, gold plate, stainless steel, embroidery floss, viscose thread, wax
34 1/4 x 5 inches diameter
  (87 x 12.7 cm diameter)
PF5345

American Standard / Crazy Quilt

American Standard / Crazy Quilt
2017-2018
fabric, thread, fiber fill, brass, bronze, patina, gold plate, stainless steel, embroidery floss, viscose thread, wax
34 1/4 x 5 inches diameter
  (87 x 12.7 cm diameter)
PF5345

American Standard / Crazy Quilt (detail) 

American Standard / Crazy Quilt (detail) 
2017-2018
fabric, thread, fiber fill, brass, bronze, patina, gold plate, stainless steel, embroidery floss, viscose thread, wax
34 1/4 x 5 inches diameter
  (87 x 12.7 cm diameter)
PF5345

Charles LeDray
Charles LeDray
East Hampton Free Library (Rules)

East Hampton Free Library (Rules)
2018
India ink on paper
7 5/8 x 7 inches
  (19.4 x 17.8 cm)
PF5349

"The Poetry of Earth is Never Dead" Dorothy A. Anderson 

"The Poetry of Earth is Never Dead" Dorothy A. Anderson 
2018
India ink on paper
9 5/8 x 8 inches
  (24.4 x 20.3 cm)
PF5353

 , "Pisces" Ex Libris Samuel W. Turnbull (Juanita Gould – 1933)

 

"Pisces" Ex Libris Samuel W. Turnbull (Juanita Gould – 1933)
2018
India ink on paper
10 5/16 x 8 1/16 inches
  (26.2 x 20.5 cm)
PF5359

Ex: Libris Virginia F. Devoy 

Ex: Libris Virginia F. Devoy 
2018
India ink on paper
9 15/16 x 8 1/4 inches
  (25.2 x 21 cm)
PF5356

"My Book" Mimi Dworsky

"My Book" Mimi Dworsky
2018
India ink on paper
11 x 8 9/16 inches
  (27.9 x 21.7 cm)
PF5351

"The Fair Breeze Blew, The White Foam Flew, The Furrow Follow Free:" Ex Libris Massonneau

"The Fair Breeze Blew, The White Foam Flew, The Furrow Follow Free:" Ex Libris Massonneau
2018
India ink on paper
7 x 10 7/16 inches
  (17.8 x 26.5 cm)
PF5358

Ex Libris Sydney R. Smith 

Ex Libris Sydney R. Smith 
2018
India ink on paper
10 3/8 x 9 13/16 inches
  (26.4 x 24.9 cm)
PF5357

Ex Libris 2018

Ex Libris
2018
India ink on paper
10 1/16 x 8 1/2 inches
  (25.6 x 21.6 cm)
PF5352

From the Library of Nathaniel N. Becker

From the Library of Nathaniel N. Becker
2018
India ink on paper
10 3/16 x 8 inches
  (25.9 x 20.3 cm)
PF5355

Hagaman Memorial Library, Connecticut 

Hagaman Memorial Library, Connecticut 
2018
India ink on paper
9 7/8 x 7 inches
  (25.1 x 17.8 cm)
PF5354

Hagaman Memorial Library, East Haven, Conn. Rules

Hagaman Memorial Library, East Haven, Conn. Rules
2018
India ink on paper
10 1/4 x 9 5/16 inches
  (26 x 23.7 cm)
PF5350

Charles LeDray