The Glass Wall (Dedicated to Linda McCartney)

11 June - 12 September 1998


In 1998, Brian Clarke installed a monumental glass wall, composed of eight panels and measuring 1,012 square feet, within Tony Shafrazi Gallery in New York.

In a 1998 article for The New York Times, Grace Glueck wrote:

‘Taking as his leitmotif the heraldic fleur-de-lis, the English artist Brian Clarke has produced a mammoth eight-panel wall, measuring 1,012 square feet, that curves across the space of the gallery. A tour de force of contemporary stained glass, its brilliantly nuanced colors range from near-transparent white to rose and sparkling blue. Though its subject matter is entirely secular, it conveys a feeling of great cathedral spaces. It also owes something to Matisse's late large-scale cutouts for the chapel of the Dominican convent at Vence, France.’