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    William B. Parker (American, 20th Century)
    Plasma Globe, designed 1971, produced 1984
    Blown glass, plastic, Neon, and Aragon
    16 x 14 x 14 inches (40.6 x 35.6 x 35.6 cm)
    Ed. 49/375
    Signed to the standard: Bill Parker/ P.B.G./ 49|375, 1984

    William Parker invented the Plasma Globe while studying at MIT in 1971. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, California and exhibited at the MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA and the New York Hall of Science. While plasma globes similar to his designs became commercially popular beginning in the late 1980s, this edition is a rare early version of his groundbreaking work.


    Condition Report*: In good condition with light surface scratches to the base. Heritage does not guarantee the completeness or working order of electrified lighting.
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    Auction Dates
    April, 2018
    16th Monday
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