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1970's Twisty Sculpture Thing

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In the 70's I remember visiting a friend of my parents.  He was quite a bit younger than they were, and he had a real bachelor pad going.  He had one of these plastic twisty sculpture things, but it was chrome.  It consists of a number of curved sections of tubular plastic, and you can twist it into a number of abstract shapes.  It's not a puzzle, nor is it flexible, so every variation kind of looks like a thick rope of ketchup on your table.

I guess that it might be sort of interesting in a moebius strip sort of way, but I can't say that it strikes any resonance with me.  It is cool to have a piece of affordable art in your home (I wonder what kind of store carried this?  Is it from a specific designer?) that you can be sort of interactive with, but I feel like I want more out of it. 

Twist_sculpture_02I shouldn't complain about it too much - my parents' friend was quite a ladies man so maybe this sculpture was a crucial part to his 70's bachelor cruising.  Do any of you have any more details, dear readers?

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