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Rudy Autio, American, (1926–2007)
Doll Vase, 1968
Stoneware, glazed
40 in. x 23 in. x 12 in. (101.6 cm x 58.42 cm x 30.48 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Slab Method
Creation Place: North America, America
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer
Accession Number: L78.1.216


Commentary
"Doll Vase, 1968, is from Autio's early figurative vessel period. The surface is decorated in a manner reminiscent of both the Fauves and Jean Dubuffet. Autio translated their styles into his own by combining volumetric and structural elements on the surface of a vessel. Here a kewpie-doll form, emerging from the vessel itself, is outlined in painterly black china paint. Color is added to give greater form and liveliness."
(Martha Drexler Lynn)

Marks
None visible.

Medium
Stoneware with low-fire lustre overglaze; slab-built.

Object Description
Large, heavy container, roughly cylindrical, with flattened "arms" at the sides. Decorated with the painted figure of a girl, in glaze, gold, silver and copper.

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