Bench

1998
Eric O'Leary (American, born in 1949)


Object Place: Meriden, New Hampshire, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 47 x 38.1 x 101.9 cm (18 1/2 x 15 x 40 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1999.62

Medium or Technique

High-fired stoneware

On View

South Corner, Learning Lobby (121.2)

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Seating and beds

Ceramic bench with slightly curved top and rectangular base. The base runs to the floor and the appearance of legs is created by the negative arched space on each side of the base. The gray glaze of the base is pumped on and colors were applied with a brush. The kudu gray seat contains bold color combinations of Chinese copper red, cobalt blue and accents in iron and ochre.

Provenance

Displayed at Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Purchased from the artist by Shin and Maho Abe, Concord, MA; 1999, given to the MFA by Shin and Maho Abe (Accession date: March 24, 2016)

Credit Line

Gift of Shin and Maho Abe

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.