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Circus Lady - OOAK by Nancy Wiley

Nancy Wiley, Paperclay, Height or Width: 26 inches, One of a Kind, 1

Nancy Wiley here gives us the whole of the incomparable world of the Circus, with all of it's multi-faceted movement and talent, and its comedic tension, at a glance.

List price: $4,900.00
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Circus Lady is a Paperclay and Mixed Media One Of A Kind creation by Nancy Wiley. Inspired by Alexander Calder, Wiley here depicts an abstracted one ring circus., complete with the ringmaster, the acrobats - one of which hangs from the rod which the Circus Lady holds - clown, horse back rider, dancing bear and elephant. From the bottom of the circular wood base, which has a diameter of approximately 14 inches, to the top of the hat this piece stands approximately 26 inches tall.

Circus Lady takes the depiction of circus characters in doll form to a truly fine art level for its poetic expressiveness and quality execution. One can see the influence of Alexander Calder, an early 20th century illustrator of the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and the creator of the famous three dimensional Cirque Calder, which he constructed of wire and varied other materials. The overarching circus figure in Wiley's piece is clearly the figure of the clown herself, within whom the many facets of “circus” life, i.e., the performance called life itself, with its precariousness, timing and comedic tension, are held in delicate and amusing balance.

Retail Price: $4900

Artists :
Nancy Wiley
Nancy Wiley Studio
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Height or Width :
26 inches
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One of a Kind
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