Joseph Seigenthaler (American/Tennessee, b. 1959) sculpture titled "Buster" comprised of acrylic and hair on fired stoneware. Depicts the head and torso of an obese white man with a bright pink and grimacing face, his right arm extended down and holding a clump of his hair. Unsigned. 44" H x 32" W x 24" D. Created in 1985. Biography: Joseph Seigenthaler is an American sculptor who was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He earned a BFA in painting from the Memphis College of Art in 1981 and studied ceramic art at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, Tennessee between 1984 and 1986. He earned an MFA from Northern Illinois University in 1990. His work is included in numerous private collections and in the permanent collections of the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin, the Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan and Museo de Escultura Figurativa Internacional Contemporanea, Spain. Exhibitions have included "Surrealism: The Conjured Life at the Museum of Contemporary Art," Chicago, IL; the 2002 Armory Show, New York; and the National Touring Exhibition, "Confrontational Clay: The Artist as Social Critic". Provenance: Art Collection of former Watkins College of Art; proceeds benefit scholarship endowment for students in the new Watkins College of Art at Belmont University. CONDITION: Overall very good condition.
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