William J. O'Brien, Untitled, 2013

Images of William J. O'Brien, Untitled

  1. Long Six ceramic pieces shaped like bowls and pots are stacked on top of one another like a totem pole. Each pot has a different texture with paint that bleeds down to rough textures. The pigments from the top down are gray, red, yellow/blue, gray, gold/black, yellow/crimson/black, and black with gold accents. Each pot gets smaller as it goes to the top. Each pot also rests on a flat circular base separating it from the next level. The pots are balanced on a rod that ends in a circular piece of aqua blue textured ceramic while sitting on a large, black, square base with triangular and circular accented shapes going around the trim.
William J. O'Brien, American, b. 1975
Untitled, 2013
Ceramic and Steel
100 × 24 × 24 in. (254 × 61 × 61 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Dr. Paul M. and Ellen Long, Albert A. Robin, Maremont Corporation by exchange, 2014.21

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago