Cubist style cement planter with tapering sides, encircled with four sculpted faces, unsigned. 9-1/2" H x 12" diameter. 50.4 lbs. Manner of Jack Hastings (Tennessee/Louisiana, 1925-2012). Provenance: the estate of Louise Katzman, Nashville, Tennessee. Biography: Jack Byron Hastings was born in Missouri and moved with his family to Tennessee as a teen. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII, and attended art school at LSU and the Escuela de Pintura y Escultura in Mexico City. He moved to New Orleans in the 1950s and there established the Orleans Gallery, a co-operative French Quarter venture that was the city's first showcase for contemporary art. Hastings worked as both a mural painter and sculptor, with a preference for working in cement. He installed sculptures in New York and Arizona along with public artworks in Boston before moving to Bradyville, Tennessee in the 1970s. His commissions included large mobiles for the Nashville Airport and TVA Headquarters in Chattanooga. Condition: Has been used outside; wear, weathering, and some soil discoloration, some wear and dark spots to upper rim.
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