Bruce M. Sherman

WOMAN AND GUITAR

2016
ceramic and glaze
23 1/2 x 15 x 13 3/4 inches

Classical ceramics and modernist abstract sculptures come to life through a few well-placed hands, feet, and eyes in the eccentric figurative sculptures of Bruce M. Sherman. Formed from slabs of clay and then glazed in vivid colors, his works appear child-like, yet traditional, and always inviting. Sherman reinterprets the common motif of a woman with a guitar, a theme that was memorably depicted by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. Unlike the detached figures of Analytical Cubism, here the sculpture’s red lips smile welcomingly at the viewer, and her askew hands seems to wave happily from the angular torso. Sherman lives and works in New York City, and he has exhibited his ceramic pieces in the US and Europe.

estimated retail value: $5,800
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