This is a most interesting assemblage, of ceramic, paint, photographs and other materials, 16" by 24", unframed, signed at lower right and in two places on the stretcher and dated 2005 by the noted Belgium-born, California contemporary artist SIMONE GAD (1947-). Gad attended Los Angeles colleges in the mid 1960's and by the early 1970's was already becoming an active exhibitor in galleries and other art venues. Over the decades she has compiled a long list of solo and group exhibitions in Europe and America, and her work has been featured in many publications. In 2012 Gad's work was included in a Pacific Standard Time exhibition, and the Los Angeles gallery L2kontemporary has now held a total of four solo exhibits of her work. It has been said that Gad explores in her art the "Hollywood image". An actress herself, she has obviously given a lot of thought to the mystique of Hollywood. In this work, we see Marlon Brando. The writing above the photo is in German. The ceramic cup at lower left in the form of an owl extends several inches out from the canvas to which it is affixed. Most certainly there is a lot going on in this work and the viewer is challenged to figure it all out. Condition is excellent. See the net for more on the artist and her work.
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