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  • Provenance

    Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, April 11, 2000

  • Exhibited

    ‘John Mason – Sculpture’, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, November 18–December 30, 2000

  • Literature

    John Mason - Sculpture, exh. cat., Frank Lloyd Gallery, 2000, illustrated p. 9
    Suzanne Muchnic, 'John Mason', American Craft (Minneapolis), April/May 2001, pp. 79–80 forfurther reading on the Figure series

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Spear Forms and Figures are powerfully elusive. Like the unfolding Torques, they bring to mind large-scale origami, except that they are asymmetrical and unpredictable. Rising to adult heights, they assume an almost human presence. Some of the tallest bear a slight resemblance to the fractured figure in Nude Descending a Staircase, Marcel Duchamp’s famous 1912 painting. These works are also related to Italian Futurist painting and sculpture, which infused Cubist form with the appearance of movement. As these historical connections suggest, Mason’s work is grounded in modernist abstraction rather than ceramic traditions, but he has forged his own path as a sculptor in clay.
    Suzanne Muchnic, American Craft, December 2000

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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF SARA AND DAVID LIEBERMAN

‘Ember Figure’ from the ‘Figure’ series

1998
Stoneware, glaze.
44 1/4 x 23 x 23 in (112.4 x 58.4 x 58.4 cm)
Incised 'Mason 8-10-98 ©'.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

sold for $25,000

Design Masters

11 December 2012
New York