Nina Simone Cup and Mug Pair
Two handmade vessels with portraits
Fair Market Value: $250
Dimensions: Cup: 4 1/2" x 3 1/4" x 3 1/4", Mug: 4 1/4" x 4 3/4" x 4 1/4"
Glazed ceramic and china paint
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Roberto Lugo is an American artist, ceramicist, social activist, poet, and educator who grew up in Philadelphia. Lugo uses porcelain as his medium of choice, illuminating its aristocratic surface with imagery of poverty, inequality, and social and racial injustice. Lugo's works are multicultural mashups, traditional European and Asian porcelain forms and techniques reimagined with a 21st-century street sensibility. Lugo is the recipient of the 2019 Rome Prize, and was awarded a 2019 Pew Fellowship. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The High Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and more. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Tyler School of Art and Architecture.
The Wexler Gallery
Wexler Gallery exhibits work that coexists in the expressive realms of design, fine art and contemporary glass and ceramics. Questioning and testing the boundaries of these fields, Wexler Gallery aims to present functional and non-functional work that consistently celebrates innovation as much as aesthetic beauty.
Wexler Gallery opened in 2000 in the historic district of Old City, Philadelphia and later expanded its presence to New York City in 2018. Since its inception, the gallery has proudly showcased extraordinary work by both master artists and the emerging talent of today.