18th Nov, 2022 11:00 EST

Modern and Contemporary Craft: Selections from the Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection

 
  Lot 20
 

20

Graham Marks (American, b. 1951)
"Geode", USA, circa 1974

Sandblasted earthenware, coil construction
Unmarked

H: 18 1/2, Dia: 22 3/8 in.

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist
Property from the Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection

Sold for $6,300
Estimated at $2,000 - $3,000


 

Sandblasted earthenware, coil construction
Unmarked

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist
Property from the Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection

Exhibited

"Cranbrook to Lancaster and Back: Contemporary Works in Clay, Fiber and Metal from the Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection", Network Gallery, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, January 29 - March 26, 2005

Artist Biography

Born in New York City in 1951, Graham Marks received his B.F.A. in 1974 from the Philadelphia College of Art and his M.F.A. in 1976 from the New York State College of Ceramics. He taught ceramics at Kansas State University from 1976 to 1978; Rochester Institute of Technology from 1980 to 1986; and served as Head of Ceramics and Artist in Residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art from 1986 to 1992.

At once sculptures and vessels, his work is often large-scale and constructed from coils to forge relationships between “time, man, and structure”; it is “an attempt to give intuitions form; trying to capture their essence with an abstract language.” Marks exhibited internationally in the 1970s and 1980s, and his work can be found in the permanent collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts; Yale University Art Gallery; and the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, among many others. A solo show of his work—the artist’s first since he took an artistic hiatus in 1992 to pursue a career as an acupuncturist—will take place at Sculpture Space NYC from November 4-December 3, 2022.

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