New York-based artist Betty Woodman is among the foremost contemporary American ceramists. Born in Norwalk, Connecticut, Betty Woodman has been inventing and re-inventing new and traditional forms, producing exuberant, brightly colored, and witty works since the early 1950s. During the Pattern and Decoration movement in the ’70s, her career gained the momentum it has had ever since. And we are ever so lucky to have this wonderful work available for bidding.
Archival pigment print on Canson. Edition Etching paper. 15.75 x 30” / 40 x 76.2cm.
Edition of 50, for the Liverpool Biennial 2016.
Gift of the artist. Courtesy Salon 94, New York
This was the time she invented one of her most acclaimed works, the Pillow Pitcher, in which she crafted a vessel out of a bulbous shape pinched at both ends like a pillow. She also produces painterly wall pieces and large-scale installations, platters, and, most enduringly, vases in an endless array of styles, ranging from human figures to eccentrically concocted, multi-sided Cubist abstractions. The artistic traditions of Italy and the Mediterranean region inform Woodman’s work, which is also marked by Chinese and Modernist influences, and the ebullience of her unbounded approach. Her practice included paintings, exceptional prints and drawings. Woodman is represented by Salon 94, New York and David Kordansky, Los Angeles.
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