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A multicolored ceramic teapot with a metal gun barrel in place of a spout. the lit of the teapot is a yellow ceramic crown. On the body of the teampot is a portrait of a Black man with faux dreadlocks.

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Ida B. Wells and Jean-Michel Basquiat

Artist: Roberto Lugo (Kensington, Philadelphia, PA, 1981 – ) Primary
Date: 2021
21st century
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (215.9 x 133.35 x 209.55 mm)
Dimensions Extent: overall
Object Type: Vessel
Creation Place: North America, United States
Medium and Support: Glazed ceramic, steel, epoxy, enamel
Credit Line: Gift of the Artist, 2021.
Accession Number: TC2021.09
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Fairfield University Art Museum, Fairfield, Connecticut, Roberto Lugo: New Ceramics, September 18- December 18, 2021


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Period and styles of painting, sculpture, graphic arts, and architecture dating from the recent past and present. It differs from modern art in that the term 'Contemporary art' does not carry the implication of a non-traditional style, but instead refers only to the time period in which the work was created. 'Modern' and 'Contemporary' are inherently fluid terms. The term 'Contemporary' is sometimes more narrowly used to refer to art from ca. 1960 or 1970 up to the present. To refer to the current time period without reference to style of art, use "contemporary (generic time frame)".
The process of applying a vitreous coating to metal, ceramic, glass, or other surfaces by fusion using heat in a kiln or furnace, with the result of creating a smooth, hard surface.
Containers designed to serve as receptacles for a liquid or other substance, usually those of circular section and made of some durable material; especially containers of this nature in domestic use, employed in connection with the preparation or serving of food or drink, and usually of a size suitable for carrying by hand.
Any of various hard, strong, durable, malleable alloys of iron and carbon, often with other elements such as manganese, chromium, nickel, molybdenum, copper, tungsten, cobalt, or silicon; widely used as a structural material.
A semi-transparent or opaque vitreous, porcelain-like coating applied by fusion to metal, glass, or ceramic, having a glossy appearance after hardening. Enamel is typically made from powdered fusible glasses (e.g., quartz, feldspar, clay, soda, and borax) and opaque colorants (e.g., cobalt blue, tin oxide) mixed with oil or water, then painted or sprayed on the object and fired up to 800 C. Enamel is used to protect a surface, to decorate objects in various colors and patterns, to form a surface for encaustic painting, and for other purposes.
glazed ceramic ware
Ceramic ware to which a vitreous glaze has been applied.
epoxy resin
Type of synthetic resin used to produce adhesive that sets by chemical reaction, rather than through loss of solvent and coalescence.

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