18th Nov, 2022 11:00 EST

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

 
  Lot 28
 

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Irv Tepper (American, b. 1947)
Two Chargers: "Bananas Take a Walk in Space" and "Hot Dog in Search of Mustard", USA, circa 1970

Glazed and overglaze enamel painted earthenware with applied lettering to faces: "Bananas Take a Walk in Space" and "Hot Dog in Search of Mustard"
Both incised to undersides: "Marc Bellaire Buy Bell"

H: 3 3/4, Dia: 13 3/4 in. (Bananas Take a Walk in Space); H: 2 1/4, Dia: 14 in. (Hot Dog in Search of Mustard)

Provenance

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

Sold for $473
Estimated at $700 - $900


 

Glazed and overglaze enamel painted earthenware with applied lettering to faces: "Bananas Take a Walk in Space" and "Hot Dog in Search of Mustard"
Both incised to undersides: "Marc Bellaire Buy Bell"

Provenance

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

Literature

Garth Clark, Ceramic Art: Comment and Review, 1882-1977, E.P. Dutton, New York, 1978, pp. 172-173 (for a discussion of the artist)

Artist Biography

Irv Tepper was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1947. He received his B.F.A. from Kansas City Art Institute in 1969 and his M.F.A. from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1971. A sculptor, draftsman, and photographer, Tepper has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and internationally in both solo and group exhibitions. Past exhibitions of Tepper’s work include the Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland; the St. Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, Missouri; the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; and the Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. His work is held extensively in museum collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, California; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.

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