Bottle with Face (Sophia Loren)
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Bottle with Face (Sophia Loren), c. 1958-1959
17 in. x 12 in. x 8 in. (43.18 cm x 30.48 cm x 20.32 cm)
"[A] precursor of [Soldner's works in the 1980s and 1990s] is seen in Bottle with a Face (Sophia Loren), 1958-1959, in which Soldner pinched the neck and hit the side of the pot...The face on the pot, inspired by Sophia Loren and drawn in a loose, Picasso-esque manner, introduces the theme of the female figure, which re-emerges in the popular imagery of Soldner's later wall sculptures of the 1960s."
(Mary Davis MacNaughton, Revolution in Clay, 1994, pg. 64)
"PS 15" on bottom.
Thrown partially glazed stoneware with drawn face as decoration; slab formed neck.
Bottle, in taupe, with face in black.
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