Untitled

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

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
Location
Dimensions
1910 129 12 in. (48.326.724.2 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 – luggage
  • Object – other – dish
Object Number
1996.38
Palette
Linked Open Data
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