Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    BROR ALEXANDER UTTER (American, 1913-1993)
    Pitcher, Two Fish, and a Lobster, circa 1950
    Oil on canvas
    14 x 10 inches (35.6 x 25.4 cm)
    Signed lower left: Bror Utter

    From the Estate of Kelly Fearing.

    Vessels of many varieties formed an important component of Bror Utter's visual iconography. His compositions often incorporated urns, urns with lids, urns with and without handles, chalices, pitchers, libation cups, bowls, bowls with legs, vases, or conch shells, each of these forms seemingly plucked from some treasure chest of antiquity. In Utter's hands, the particular posture of a vessel could slyly suggest human attributes. Slim-waisted containers with wide mouths and bases appeared to lean and tilt with undeniable feminine energy. What all of these vessels were designed to contain was secondary to their beautiful lines and elegant forms. Indeed, Utter was transfixed throughout his life by the form and shape of things.

    Pitcher of Fishes combines Bror Utter's love of forms with his equally strong affinity for color. If painted in black and white this image would still intrigue, but when seen through a prism of Aegean-like blues, the pitcher becomes an unlikely yet effective crucible of life. Bror Utter's color sense was a constant source of wonder to his Fort Worth contemporaries and continues today as a main source of Utter's appeal.


    More information about BROR ALEXANDER UTTER, also known as Utter, Bror, Bror Alexander Utter.



    Condition Report*: Presnets very well in gold frame. Minor abrasions with paint loss on the extreme corners. Framed Dimensions 22 X 16 Inches
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2013
    11th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,329

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $50,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $50,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    This item cannot be shipped using standard methods. Please contact us for more information. Sales Tax information

    Important information concerning Sales Tax and Resale Certificates. Learn More

    Terms and Conditions  |  Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments |  Glossary of Terms

    Sold on May 11, 2013 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 23 days left to consign to the 2021 October 19 Prints & Multiples Signature Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    We are very glad that we selected Heritage - The whole Heritage Team was a pleasure to do business with!
    Richard Ash,
    Digby, Canada
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search