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The Appearance

Major collection: Holography
Named collection: Holography Collection
Object type: hologram
Maker: Bryskin, Vadim; Prostev, Alexander
Date made: 1991
Materials: reflection hologram; glass
Measurements: 16 in x 11 in
Nomenclature: fine art
Classification: holograms

Black glass painted with splotches of yellow paint, giving it the appearance of a nighttime sky; large circular area in the center is exposed, showing the hologram underneath; hologram is a red or green (depending on angle of light) image of an egg, viewed from the top, which breaks the image plane; round portion of the shell is removed; inside the egg is the spiral form of a galaxy.

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