Description

    FROM THE ESTATE OF DR. EDMUND P. PILLSBURY

    CHRIS POWELL (American, b. 1957)
    From One House to Another, 1985
    Ceramic (in two pieces)
    79 x 24 x 14 inches (200.7 x 61.0 x 35.6 cm)

    PROVENANCE:
    The Fort Worth Gallery, 1987

    NOTE:
    "This hand-built piece is made of stoneware, with clay slip applications on the surface," sculptor Chris Powell has explained to Heritage in a recent interview. "At the time I made it, and the other one Ted bought about the same time (After an Interval), I was blending ideas about vegetation and the figure, about the figure and architecture, and about architecture and the landscape. The abstracted budding forms in this work are arranged in a way that looks both like a figure and a growing plant. The titles of my sculptures from this period dealt with the passage of time, and its various effects on form."

    Powell first met Ted Pillsbury through Dutch Phillips, who had the Fort Worth Gallery. Chris had recently finished his graduate studies in ceramics at Bradley University in Peoria, IL and had just moved back to Fort Worth. Shortly after winning first prize in sculpture at a gallery show at TCU (he recalls David Bates also won a first prize for his painting in the same show), "Dutch Phillips contacted me, telling me he wanted to show my work at his gallery. Not long afterwards--this was in 1984 or 85--Dutch came by with Ted to see my work in progress. I didn't even know who Ted was. I didn't know he was Director of the Kimbell, but he got to see my grad school work, and he was very encouraging. Over the years he bought many different types of work I produced." Laughing heartily the artist recalls, "You know, I think there was a time when Ted owned more of my work than I did! He seemed to understand that as an artist I am not interested in having just one recognizable style. For me, the point is to make things, and I make them in whatever style I need to. Ted understood that, and was totally supportive of whatever I was doing."

    "We always lived fairly near Ted and Mireille in Fort Worth, and I'd take my kids to the Kimbell fairly often. I have three sons and when we'd get there they'd always say, "Here's Ted's Museum! Let's go see what's inside."


    Condition Report*:

    Condition report available upon request.

    *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. 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. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Requires 3rd Party Shipping (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2011
    26th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 508

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Floor auctions

    Open for bidding: (View All)

    Fine Art
    Ends on 01/30/2018

    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 35 days left to consign to the 2018 April 24 Illustration Art - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Wow; aren’t we lucky to meet you. Thanks for the great info and superior client service.
    Paul & Gerri M.,
    New York, NY
    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

    Recent auctions

    2014 November 21 Tiffany, Lalique & Art Glass Signature Auction
    2014 November 21 Tiffany, Lalique & Art Glass Signature Auction
    REALIZED $1,441,296
    2014 November 17 American Art Signature Auction
    2014 November 17 American Art Signature Auction
    REALIZED $6,712,638
    2014 November 14 American Indian Art , Pre-Columbian, & Tribal Art Signature Auction
    2014 Nov 14 American Indian Art, Pre-Columbian & Tribal Art Auction
    REALIZED $441,524
    2014 November 8 Modern & Contemporary Art Signature Auction
    2014 November 8 Modern & Contemporary Art Signature Auction
    REALIZED $5,683,719
    2014 November 6 Silver & Vertu Signature Auction
    2014 November 6 Silver & Vertu Signature Auction
    REALIZED $439,980
    2014 October 18 The Belo Collection of Texas Art Signature Auction
    2014 October 18 The Belo Collection of Texas Art Signature Auction
    REALIZED $624,835
    2014 October 16 Photographs Signature Auction
    2014 October 16 Photographs Signature Auction
    REALIZED $824,108
    2014 September 28 Nature & Science Signature Auction
    2014 September 28 Nature & Science Signature Auction
    REALIZED $1,089,341
    2014 Sept 13-14 Gentleman Collector Signature Estate Auction
    2014 Sept 13-14 Gentleman Collector Signature Estate Auction
    REALIZED $1,725,292
    2017 October 13 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 October 13 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,098,328