The Joan Crawford Mask: American ceramics brilliantly represents the American school of realism of the second half of the 20th century. One will notice the brilliant color of the cover. The hairstyle, eyes and lips are enhanced with bright colours. This adds to the realism. It is a filiation with the American poster artists of the time. The head rests on a black polymer base specially designed to highlight it. It was made after the sixties, date of the creation of ceramics. In addition, it bears a circular orange label marked Clay Art. On the back of the ceramics we note the intaglio inscription of this same mark. The Joan Crawford mask: American ceramics is iconic. The strong expression reinforces the image of the iconic Joan Crawford. It reminds us of the big movie posters that represent her as a Hollywood star.
Good general condition, note the high quality of the glossy cover.
It is a work executed by a craft company, so it is a series. Indeed, we notice that it is a moulded work with the colours applied by hand. Moreover, the high quality of the base enhances the whole. It puts in suspension this emblematic figure of the cinema, sublimating by its presentation its iconic side. The mask of Joan Crawford: American ceramics joins an important current of 20th century art: Pop Art.
The emblematic figures of the Cinema are, from its beginnings, a collector’s theme for many art lovers. Whatever the generation, the great decorative value of the tutelary figures of the golden age of cinema attracts collectors from all over the world. Therefore, owning a representation of a Hollywood star in one’s home puts its owner both on the level of a collector and positions him as someone who knows the value of international recognition of the artist. Cinema and its stars are an integral part of the collective imagination, and all of this gives these celebrities a fad that crosses continents and generations.
To be the owner of an emblematic figure of the golden age of Hollywood cinema is both to please your friends with your film culture and to amuse them with this nod to fame. This strong and emblematic portrait will successfully personalize your decoration.
Pierre Carron for P&P Artleaders.
Without base With base
WIDTH :17cm WIDTH : 22cm
DEPTH : 9,5cm DEPTH : 12,5cm
HEIGHT :20cm HEIGHT :36,5cm