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Betty Woodman, Ceramic Basket

(Born 1930, USA)
Basket, ca 1985
Whiteware; ht. 4.5, lg. 18 in.

Betty Woodman broke ground with a retrospective exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in 2006, the first solo exhibition of a living ceramist at this august institution.

Reference: Koplos, Janet, Danto, Arthur C. and Schwabsky, Barry. Betty Woodman. New York: The Monacelli Press, 2006, the book that accompanied the exhibition.

The work once belonged to Bill Bartman (1946-2005), a colorful, mercurial, one-legged force of life with a love of art, art education, emerging artists and with a soft spot particularly for ceramics. A portrait of Bartman by Frey is alongside. The Brooklyn Rail ran his obit which was signed by a diverse group: Chuck Close, Dorothea Rockburne, Jeffery Sturges, Merill Wagner, Eyal Danieli, and Amanda Guest. Aside from initiating early art-in-schools and theater-in-penitentiaries programs while in Los Angeles, he also founded Art Resources Transfer in 1987, then moved to New York where it continued as a non-profit bookstore gallery that published 16 artist-interview books and presented over 60 exhibitions and has donated more than 140,000 art books, videos and other art and culture-related materials to thousands of rural and inner city libraries nationwide.

Provenance:Provenance: Bill Bartman then to A(rt).R(esources).T(ransfer).

Condition:Couple of small chips to edge of bottom base.

Estimate: $3,500 - $4,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$3,819
11/07/2010

 

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