This collection of paintings, titled British Pottery, was created for a project Shapton originally published in The New York Times T Magazine for which she created illustrations using old books as reference material. For the February 2015 issue, Shapton rendered photos of British potter Lucie Rie’s ceramics from the 1981 catalog Lucie Rie: a Survey of Her Life and Work. Painted on maple panel using house paint, Shapton employs a self evident process, modeling the hand crafted ceramic forms with visible brushwork against a velvety flat, dusty pink matte ground.
Leanne Shapton, b. 1973, is a Canadian artist and writer. She lives and works in New York City. She has authored many critically acclaimed books including, Was She Pretty?, Women In Clothes, Toys Talking, Swimming Studies, Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry, and Sunday Night Movies. She is also a partner in the New York/Atlanta based publisher, J&L Books.
House paint on maple panel
Signed on verso
7.75 × 7.75 inches each