Self-Portrait (Clown)

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Self-Portrait (Clown)
Accession Number: 
2004.4.43
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 53.8 cm, W: 42.9 cm, D: 42.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1997
Web Description: 
Michael Lucero is widely recognized for his eclectic sculptures in ceramics and mixed media that are inspired by ancient and tribal art. It is the inclusive approach to the understanding of what constitutes “art” in these societies, as opposed to the exclusive nature of contemporary art in white, Euro-American culture, that is of particular interest to him. Lucero rarely works in glass. This piece is one of a small group of objects in the museum's collection that is made by a well-known ceramist.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Donna Schneier Fine Arts, Source
2004-06-18
Inscription: 
Michael Lucero
Signature
Paint On back of head, near top.
Primary Description: 
Colorless and multi-colored glass; machine-made and hand blown elements; modeling clay, cold-paint, silicone; assembled. Large barrel shape head with circular lens style base. Applied facial elements including eyes, ears, mouth with tongue and large green nose with a teapot on it. Green, red, blue, and orange hat sits on top of head.
New Glass Review, 26 (2005) illustrated, p. 115;