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Ceramic trompe l'oeil plaque, singed "Rick Shaw" and dated 1977 to upper right, mounted to panel and encased behind plexiglass.
18 1/4 x 14 1/8 x 3 in.The Estate of the late Edward and Violet Kleitz, Cary, North Carolina
Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, California
Acquired from the above in August 1980
Shaw is one of the most respected and collected artists in contemporary ceramics. He came out of the San Francisco Bay Area art scene in the late 1960's and he continues to add to his skills and appropriate from mass culture. He has developed an astonishing array of techniques, including perfectly cast porcelain objects and overglaze transfer decals. By combining the commonplace with the whimsical, the humorous with the mundane, Shaw captures the poetic and the surreal with the sensibility of a comedian. He retired from teaching at the University of California at Berkeley in 2012.
Good estate condition, not examined out of the frame.
$500 - 1,500