18th Nov, 2022 11:00 EST

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

 
  Lot 23
 
Lot 23 - Fred Bauer (American, b. 1937)

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Fred Bauer (American, b. 1937)
"Formal Dinner", USA, 1968

Stoneware, low-fire glazes, luster
Impressed to underside: "Bauer" along with two impressed artist's seals to foot

H: 2 1/4, Dia: 17 in. (charger exclusive of decoration)

Provenance

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

Sold for $1,638
Estimated at $1,500 - $2,500


 

Stoneware, low-fire glazes, luster
Impressed to underside: "Bauer" along with two impressed artist's seals to foot

Provenance

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

Exhibited

"The Collector". Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, June 7 - September 2, 1974.
"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.

Literature

American Crafts Council, "The Collector." Craft Horizons, October 1974, p. 34 (present lot illustrated)
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. 27 (present lot illustrated)
William Daley, "Celebration of Clay: 100 Years of American Ceramics at the Everson Museum of Art." American Craft, August/September 1979, p. 9 (present lot cited and 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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