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Autumn Elegance: Fine Art, Decor, & Furnishings

Wed, Sep 13, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 296

Large David Gilhooly Ceramic Frog Sculpture

Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000

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David James Gilhooly III (American, 1943-2013). Large and heavy ceramic sculpture depicting a whirlwind of frogs stacked atop each other with large, blue feet extending upwards from the top. Known as a pioneer of the Funk art movement, he also was easily recognized for the recurring frog motif that continued in his art for much of his career. Initially explored in his series "FrogWorld," which reimagined major historical and biblical events with frogs taking the place of humans, the frog motif carried on, as is evident in the present work.
Height: 29 x diameter: 21 in. Weight: 123 lbs.


There are no obvious breaks, chips, losses, or restorations. There are some accretions throughout. There are a couple of cracks along the base that appear to be original to firing. The artwork is signed and dated illegibly (in the 1980s). Due to the size and nature of the material the underside has not been inspected. Some dirt and dust collected in the recessed areas of the work.

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