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Robert Hudson (1938, USA)

Untitled No. 9
1973
Earthenware; ht. 7.5, dia. 6.5 in.

Hudson is a well-known Bay area sculptor working in multi-media and metal and known for his use of color. He studied at the San Francisco Art Institute obtaining his BFA in 1962 and his MFA in 1963. This work comes from one of the most important exhibitions from the 1970’s, his 1972-1973 collaboration with ceramist Richard Shaw. Critic Peter Schjeldahl wrote of this work, “The achievement of Hudson and Shaw was the perceive the limitation of the ceramic object as a thing of , if not domestic function, domestic scale and feeling and to realize within that limitation a maximum creative freedom. There is a kind of dreamlike abstract logic to these works, a blend of nonchalance and inevitability.”
 
References:
San Francisco Museum of Art, Robert Hudson/Richard Shaw, Work in Porcelain. San Francisco, 1973. This work is illustrated in this catalog.

Schjeldahl, Peter. East and West and Robert Hudson. Philadelphia: Moore College of Art, 1973. 

Strauss, Cindi (ed). Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics. New Haven and London: Yale University Press in association with Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2012.

Shown: Richard Shaw and Robert Hudson; Work in Porcelain, curated by Suzanne Foley, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA, 1973. 

Provenance:Daniel Jacobs and Derek Mason Collection;
Acquired from Hansen, Fuller, Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,400
10/29/2012

 

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