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Mixed Bouquet

David Furman

American, born 1945

Mixed Bouquet, 1989

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Ceramic

Dimensions: 10 × 10 × 9 in. (25.4 × 25.4 × 22.9 cm)

Gift of Natalie Pelavin, 2009.62

David Furman is known for his realistically rendered works, including cups of coffee and pencil cans. Though it looks like a real tin can with paint-covered brushes, this work is actually made out of clay. This work derives from trompe l'oeil—French for "fool the eye"—which typically refers to paintings made to look like a three-dimensional objects. Here, Furman makes clay look like paintbrushes and pencils.Furman earned a BA at the University of Oregon and MFA at University of Washington. He has taught at Pitzer College and Claremont Graduate University.

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