18th Nov, 2022 11:00 EST

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

 
  Lot 31
 

31

David Gilhooly (American, 1943-2013)
Frog on a Pedestal, USA, 1979

Molded and hand-formed porcelain sculpture
Signed and dated: "Gilhooly 1979"

H: 4 1/8, Dia: 3 1/4 in.

Provenance

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

Sold for $189
Estimated at $300 - $500


 

Molded and hand-formed porcelain sculpture
Signed and dated: "Gilhooly 1979"

Provenance

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

Literature

Lee Nordness, Objects: USA, The Viking Press, New York, 1970, p. 111 (for a discussion of the artist)
Garth Clark, Ceramic Art: Comment and Review, 1882-1977, E.P. Dutton, New York, 1978, pp. 170-171 (for a discussion of the artist)

Artist Biography

David Gilhooly was born in Auburn, California, and he graduated from the University of California, Davis with a BA in 1965 and an MA in 1967. Gilhooly, together with Robert Arneson, Peter Vandenberge, Chris Unterseher and Margaret Dodd, working together in TB-9 (temporary building 9) were what was later to be called, The Funk Ceramic Movement of the San Francisco Bay Area. David left TB-9 for one semester to become Manuel Neri’s assistant and started making things out of lumber, fur, neon lights and asbestos shingles.

In 1969, Gilhooly took a teaching position at the University of Saskatchewan, in Regina, Canada. He followed this with seven years at York University, in Toronto, Canada.

In 1982, Gilhooly started exploring the media of Plexiglas, but still produced a multitude of ceramic pieces.

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (San Francisco, California), the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey), the Little Rock Art Center (Little Rock, Arkansas), the Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, Canada), the Norton Museum of Art (West Palm Beach, Florida), the Oakland Museum of California (Oakland, California), the Palm Springs Desert Museum (Palm Springs, California), the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), the San Antonio Museum of Art (San Antonio, Texas), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, California), the San Jose Museum of Art (San Jose, California), Stanford University (Palo Alto, California), the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, Netherlands), the University of Arizona Art Collections (Tempe, Arizona), the University of California, Santa Barbara, the Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) and the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York City) are among the public collections holding works by David Gilhooly.

Gilhooly died of complications related to cancer on August 21, 2013.

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