Two Bottles

  • James Watkins, Two Bottles, 1987, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Carol and Don Wiiken, 1999.57.11

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In Two Bottles, the imposing form and rough surface evoke a cracked and fissured cliff face. The overlapping shapes suggest abstract figures, and Watkins uses limited color to highlight his subtle lines and variations in tone.

Luce Object Quote

“I am intrigued by the familiarity of still-life objects and their evocative potential. Cast crystal illuminates all subtleties. I am interested in the transformation of the prosaic into the poetic in the simplest way.” James Watkins, Heller Gallery, 1990

Title
Two Bottles
Artists
Date
1987
On View
Dimensions
12 x 7 in. (30.5 x 17.8 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Carol and Don Wiiken

Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – other – container
Object Number
1999.57.11
Palette
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