Llama by Barney Reid

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About

Barney Reid was a highly original and versatile artist/designer and early member of post-war San Diego's important Allied Craftsmen group. Reid's studio produced a fantastic variety of work, from textiles silkscreened with wildly surrealistic patterns, to neo-Baroque etchings, to sensitively handmade ceramics such as this exquisite figure of a llama. Whatever the medium, Reid's eye and hand were impeccable guides to the essence of post-war California modernism.

The way the locks of the llama's hair are suggested by repeated thumb impressions, the dollop of cake-frosting white atop the otherwise unglazed bisque, and the perfectly modeled neck and head are all clues to Reid's mastery of the material. Signed "BMR 1948".

Details

    Materials and Techniques
    Glazed   Ceramic
    Stoneware
  • Condition
    Excellent. Perfect condition. .
  • Dimensions
    9.25 in. H x 7.5 in. W x 3 in. D
    23 cm H x 19 cm W x 8 cm D
  • Dealer Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    U1112138091667
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2005

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Located in Los Angeles, CA

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