Head on Head
Whiteware; total ht. 62, wd. 15.5, dp. 21 in.
Incised Michael Lucero 1985 signature on top on large head and slip signed M.L. 1985 signature on base of small head.
This sculpture by Lucero from 1985 is part of his "Dreamers" series of works. As written in the essay that accompanies the artist's retrospective book by Barbara J. Bloemink, "In the Dreamers, Lucero opposed the dreamer head and surface decoration. In these works the surface narrative does not compliment the form, but instead the form and decoration are simultaneously in play, fighting with each other for the viewer's attention. This decision represents the beginning of the complex visual amalgamation characteristic of Lucero's mature work."
Reference: See: Lippard, Lucy R., Leach, Mark and Bloemink, Barbara. Michael Lucero: Sculpture 1976-1995. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1996.
Large head dimensions: ht. 26, wd. 19, dp. 21 inches. Smaller head dimensions: ht. 12.25, wd. 7.25, dp. 8 inches. The piece can be disassembled.