Untitled

  • Paul Dresang, Untitled, 1995, porcelain, glaze, lusters, and slip, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance, 1996.38

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Untitled is one in a series of nonfunctional teapots Paul Dresang has created over the last decade. The teapots are sensual and provocative, covered in flesh-colored glaze and couched in unzipped "leather" bags. He uses the intense realism of trompe l'oeil to create the illusion that the bag is actual leather. Dresang used a recognizable form such as the teapot to encourage viewers to form their own ideas about the meaning of the piece.

Title
Untitled
Artist
Date
1995
On View
Dimensions
19 x 10 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (48.3 x 26.7 x 24.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the James Renwick Alliance

Mediums
Mediums Description
porcelain, glaze, lusters, and slip
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – other – dish
  • Object – other – luggage
Object Number
1996.38
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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