18th Nov, 2022 11:00 EST

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

 
  Lot 22
 

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Fred Bauer (American, b. 1937)
"Sarcophagus on Stand", USA, 1966

Stoneware, slab-built, acrylic paint
In two parts
Signed: "Bauer" with impressed artist's seals to front face of upper section under the nose

H: 58, W: 21 1/2, D: 11 3/4 in.

Provenance

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

Sold for $2,520
Estimated at $4,000 - $6,000


 

Stoneware, slab-built, acrylic paint
In two parts
Signed: "Bauer" with impressed artist's seals to front face of upper section under the nose

Provenance

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

Exhibited

"A Century of Ceramics in the United States: 1878-1978", Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, May 5 - September 23, 1979.
"Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection. A Selection of Contemporary American Crafts". Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania October 17 - November 20, 1980.
"Poetics of Clay: An International Perspective", Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2001; Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland, 2002; Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas, Feb. 15 - May 3, 2003;

Literature

Garth Clark and Margie Hughto, A Century of Ceramics in the United States: 1878-1978, E.P. Dutton/The Everson Museum of Art, New York/Syracuse, 1979. pl. 215, p. 182 (present lot illustrated)
Lee Nordness, Objects: USA, The Viking Press, New York, 1970, p. 105 (for a discussion of the artist)

Artist Biography

Fred Bauer was born in Memphis, Tennesse in 1937. He received his BFA from the Memphis Academy of Art in 1962 and MFA from the University of Washington in 1964. He was an artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in 1962. He has served on the faculty at the University of Michigan, the Aztec Mountain Museum of Craft, and the University of Washington. In addition to the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Craft, his works can be found in the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse and the St. Paul Gallery and School of Art.

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