Watercolor on heavy paper, 42" by 29 1/2", unframed, signed at lower left and dated at bottom center 4.19.87 by the noted contemporary sculptor, ceramicist, designer and painter PETER SHIRE (1947-). This modern abstracted work is from the 1980's formative breakout period when artist Shire was becoming known on the art scene with his now famous teapot sculptures, which attracted the attention of Memphis figure Ettore Sottsass. Shire was invited to Italy, to meet with industrial designers and craftspeople who introduced him to new media and techniques. Shire continues to create works of art, including public art. The median strip in West Hollywood is host to large and colorful sculpture creations by the artist, and his works are displayed at numerous other locations in Los Angeles and especially Echo Park, where the artist lives and maintains a studio. Works sell at modern auctions in Europe and America and are included in prestigious museums, including the Victoria and Albert in London. See the net for more information on Shire. .
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