Jun 02, 2022 - Sale 2607

Sale 2607 - Lot 53

Price Realized: $ 1,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
Frank, Mary Lockspeiser (b. 1933)
Taming of the Harp.


Handbuilt earthenware sculpture in two sections, 15 x 15 x 13 in. and 19 1/2 x 15 x 14 in.

Provenance: Zabriskie Gallery, NY; Private collection, acquired from above March 14, 1972.

Exhibited: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 10 Independents; An Artist Initiated Exhibition, January 14 - February 27, 1972; Neuberger Museum, State University of New York, Purchase, NY, Mary Frank: Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, June 4 - September 10, 1978. (cf. Herrera, Hayden, Mary Frank, NY, 1990, illus. p. 7.

"The 1970s witnessed a surge of women artists gaining recognition within an art world that had become greatly diversified in style, subject, and materials. The art of Mary Frank resists easy categorization and, at first glance, seems outside the mainstream of late twentieth century art. Her choice of hand-built clay as her medium for fine art sculpture and her exploration of the interconnectedness of the natural world and humanity through the imagery of the body set her apart." (https://reynoldahouse.emuseum.com/people/496/mary-frank/objects)