FILTER RESULTS × Close
Skip to Content ☰ Open Filter >>

Object Results

Showing 6 of 6


Image of Breadfrog as a Bake Sale

Photo Credit: Photograph by Victoria Damrel

Add Comment

Bookmark: http://webkiosk.lbma.org:1500/objects-1/info/5140

Breadfrog as a Bake Sale

1978
20th c
13 1/4 in. x 21 in. x 22 in. (33.66 cm x 53.34 cm x 55.88 cm)

David James Gilhooly III, American, (April 15, 1943–August 21, 2013)

Object Type: Ceramic
Creation Place: North America, United States, Oregon
Medium and Support: Ceramic
Credit Line: Purchased with funds of the National Endowment for the Arts
Accession Number: 79-0.4.a.b.c.d.e
Comprised of five pieces

Commentary
In David Gilhooly's "Bread Frog as a Bake Sale," a joyous frog man and woman celebrate their marriage vows standing on a large loaf of bread shaped like a "bread frog" with poppy seeds on its back.

Multiple references to human activities like bake sales and weddings are contained in this whimsical ceramic sculpture. An earthenware ceramic shaped to look like a sculpted poppy-seed bread loaf in the shape of a frog, holds a colorful, happy bake sale on its back. Among the baked goods is a wedding cake with the happy frog bride and groom. David Gilhooly, one of the original California Funk artists, uses food and frogs as his expressive motifs with frogs often portraying human foibles and fantasies.

Object Description
Representational Ceramic sculpture

Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keyword
This object has the following keywords:

Additional Images Click an image to view a larger version
Additional Image 3/4 view
3/4 view

Provenance History
  • Owner Name: Hansen Fuller Goldeen Gallery
    Role: Vendor
    Place: San Francisco
    Dates: 09/12/1979

Portfolio List Click a portfolio name to view all the objects in that portfolio
This object is a member of the following portfolios:


Your current search criteria is: Keyword is "EL" and [Object]Period is "Contemporary post-1945".

View current selection of records as: