Toilet Seat, 1973
Serigraph in 8 colors
Edition 100 , 10 Artist's Proof, 8 Deluxe Proofs # I/VIII - VIII/VIII (Each set has an acrylic painting on paper study for one of the prints in the suite)
Things In My Studio
Paper Size: 29 x 23"
Image Size: 23 x 17⅛"
Strathmore, 2 ply, 100% cotton rag
Printed at the artist's studio, 130 Greene Street, New York, NY by Clayton Pond
Published by Clayton Pond
The artist delights in breaking art rules such as "never put the hot bright color in the middle". In this piece he does just that but draws your eye away from the center by creating other visual points of interest. The humor in this piece is obvious with the choice of subject matter.
This suite is a continuation of the artist's fascination with everyday objects found in his studio environment. He moved his studio from Broome Street to Greene Street in the center of the SoHo section of Manhattan in 1969. This suite focuses on scenes and objects in his Greene Street studio. The artist uses color and his sense of humor to make ordinary objects into images that are iconic-- so that an ordinary roll of bathroom tissue, a toilet seat, and a toaster oven become something much more than they are in real life.
© Clayton Pond 1973[mashshare]