Joyner Canadian Fine Art Auction

June 03, 2013

LOT 98
GLENN LEWIS
  • GLENN LEWIS

98

GLENN LEWIS

FAIRY RING (TRAVELLER’S COMPANION SERIES), 1968

porcelain and plexiglass
height 16.5 ins; 41.3 cms

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $3,068
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

From Lewis' “Traveller's Companion” series, “Fairy Ring” is one of his most visionary works of art. As Mathieu notes, the phallic sculpture is part of “series of salt and pepper shakers and other vessel forms, thrown on the wheel in porcelain, in a very fluid, loose, direct and non-conventional anti-craft fashion.” “Fairy Ring”, along with other works in the group, such as “Nothing is Revealed”, “serve as a subject for exploration of diverse concepts around making and using, touching and looking, and other more obvious sexual connotations.”

Literature:

Paul Mathieu, “Sex Pots: Eroticism in Ceramics,” New Jersey, 2003, page 173.

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Additional Info:

Department: Canadian Fine Art