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Elaine Katzer
TOTEMIC SCULPTURE
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 9,600 USD
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138
Elaine Katzer
TOTEMIC SCULPTURE
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 9,600 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Elaine Katzer
TOTEMIC SCULPTURE

5 fitted stoneware pieces


90 x 31 x 14 in. (228.6 x 78.7 x 35.6 cm)
1976
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California Design '76: a bicentennial celebration. Pasadena, CA, 1976
Jo Lauria and Suzanne Baizerman, California Design: The Legacy of West Coast Craft and Style, San Francisco, 2005, p. 157

Exhibited

California Design ’76, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, March 7-May 2, 1976

Literature

California Design Eleven, Pasadena, CA, 1971, p. 117 (for similar sculptures from the Tribesman series)

Catalogue Note

This hollow stacking unit was part of Elaine Katzer’s "Tribesman" series of totems. Designed as a sculptural fountain, the piece originally enclosed a water pump. Katzer emerged from the 1960s California counterculture “back to earth” movement in which ceramicists left the domestic realm behind in favor of large environmental and conceptual works. Her monumental pieces were included in California Design Eleven (1971) and California Design ’76 (1976) at the Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles.

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