Ken Goldstrom 1975 Man and Telephone Ceramic Bas Relief Tile

Regular price $50.00

This is one of three hand-painted vintage 1970s ceramic tiles by Ken Goldstrom that I just found in Maine, and which I think are just right and just terrific. Based in Beverly, MA, Goldstrom has been creating small scale ceramic sculpture and tiles in a similar manner for many decades (unbeknownst to me until now), which he describes as "typically playful, sometimes whimsical, sometimes dark." In this one, his portrayal of the dynamic between a man and his phone, charged with anxiety and anticipation and perhaps also a little hope and dread, too, feels to me honest and true and evocative of a whole range of possible scenarios. And great down to every detail, including the--I believe post facto--scrapes to the knees of sweet green pants!

6" x 4 3/4" x 5/8". Signed and dated on the backside. Very good condition, with a tiny surface scrape to the figure's nose along with his knees. With a hanger on the back.