18th Nov, 2022 11:00 EST

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

 
  Lot 9
 

9

Richard DeVore (American, 1933-2006)
"Head and Two Bones", USA, circa 1971

Leather, fur, Dacron, plywood
Bearing an exhibition label on the reverse for the All Michigan Exhibition, November 21, 1971 - January 23, 1972, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI

H: 13 1/2, W: 10 7/8, D: 2 1/2 in.

Provenance

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

Sold for $599
Estimated at $400 - $600


 

Leather, fur, Dacron, plywood
Bearing an exhibition label on the reverse for the All Michigan Exhibition, November 21, 1971 - January 23, 1972, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI

Provenance

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

Exhibited

"All Michigan Exhibition", November 21, 1971 - January 23, 1972, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan

Literature

Lee Nordness, Objects: USA, The Viking Press, New York, 1970, p. 108 (for a discussion of the artist)

Artist Biography

Richard DeVore was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1933. He earned a B.Ed. degree from the University of Toledo with a major in art in 1955. He received an M.F.A. from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1957 where he studied ceramics with Maija Grotell. In 1966 DeVore became head of the ceramics department at Cranbrook. From 1978 to 2004 he was a professor of art at Colorado State University. He was named a Fellow of the American Craft Council in 1987. DeVore's works is widely held in important private and public collections including the Yale University Art Gallery, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Detroit institute of Art and many others.

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