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Viola Frey, American, (1933–2004)
Crocker Series II, 1979
20 1/2 in. x 20 1/2 in. x 3 in. (52.07 cm x 52.07 cm x 7.62 cm)

Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Slab Method
Creation Place: North America, America
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer
Accession Number: 85.4.1

"In Plate, 1979, Frey depicts herself as a blue silhouetted head with large, ruby lips displayed on a bright yellow, heavily textured plate. One disembodied hand holds a poised paintbrush, while the other hand tentatively holds a mouselike form. Her juxtaposition and disparate signs for woman, hand, and artist are part of her vocabulary of found images."
(Martha Drexler Lynn, Revolution in Clay, 1994, pg. 105)

Signed "V. Frey 79" in black on front edge; "1/10 Cracker Series II VF" on back.

Slab and molded glazed porcelain.

Object Description
Round, deep plate with a textured, mustard yellow glazed background, and an image of a girl's head in profile and hand to the right, in textured purple glaze.

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