Kurt Vonnegut (American/Indiana, 1922-2007) black aluminum sculpture titled “Wasp Waist” depicting the silhouette of a curvaceous woman. Signed en verso and numbered “6/9”. 24″ H, 6″ square base. Kurt Vonnegut is best known as an award winning writer. As early as 1969, in his best seller Slaugherhouse-Five, he began including simple felt tip drawings in his novels. He was invited to enter a show where artwork by writers, including Norman Mailer and Tennessee Williams (both accomplished painters) were exhibited, and by the 1980s he had begun creating more formalized visual art (mostly 2 dimensional; his sculptures are rare). He had a one-man show at the Margo Fiden Gallery in Greenwich Village, opening on October 15, 1983. Perhaps his most widely recognized work of art is Absolut Vonnegut, created in 1995 as one of a series of Absolut Vodka advertisements by renowned American artists. (Source: Peter Reed, Volume 10, Issue No. 1 of the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, copyright 1999 Florida Altantic University, Boca Raton, Florida). CONDITION: Some persistent white residue to back of base, 1/2″ area; couple of miniscule abrasions to edges (most notably in woman’s hair) otherwise excellent condition.
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