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We had trouble deciding which of several sculptures by this wonderful artist was our favorite, but some sold and this was always the most unique.

Circus Sculpture - ceramic - 17.5 inches high

Beatrice Wood



A rare and spectacular piece by one of the premiere ceramic sculptors. It is signed "Beato for the Jeadeaus" and inscribed "Beatrice Wood 1943 inside foot." There may be minor chip repairs to feet.


From her obituary in the New York Times  by Roberta Smith: "Beatrice Wood, a ceramic artist known as much for her irreverent quips, beauty, bohemian life style and famous lovers as for her luminous luster-glaze chalices, and who inspired at least two movie characters, died on Thursday at her home in Ojai, Calif. She had celebrated her 105th birthday on March 3.

"An independent woman inclined to say whatever was on her mind, Ms. Wood famously attributed her longevity to ''chocolate and young men'' and just as memorably titled her 1985 autobiography ''I Shock Myself.'' In fact she was a lifelong vegetarian who neither smoked nor drank and remained clear-minded enough to take up the computer at the age of 90.

. . . Ms. Wood defended Duchamp's infamous urinal, rejected by the jury of the 1917 Independents exhibition, with a sentence usually attributed to Duchamp himself: ''The only works of art America has given are her plumbing and her bridges.'

. . . Roche's novel about a menage a trois, ''Jules et Jim,'' would inspire Francois Truffaut's 1961 movie of the same name, with the character played by Jeanne Moreau based in part on Ms. Wood. In 1993, she was the subject of a documentary, ''Beatrice Wood, the Mama of Dada,'' directed by Diandra Douglas. And more recently, she inspired the 101-year-old character of Rose in the movie ''Titanic.'' "

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