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"Baby Needs New Shoes" by David Nittmann

Currency:USD Category:Art / Medium - Sculptures Start Price:NA Estimated At:NA
 Baby Needs New Shoes  by David Nittmann
NOT SOLD (BIDDING OVER), HIGH BID WAS
600.00USDby w****b+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item WAS NOT SOLD, auction date was 2014 Jun 14 @ 15:15UTC-7 : PDT/MST
All items in this auction were created, at least in part, on the wood lathe, with wood as the primary material. All are one-of-a-kind signed originals, guaranteed to be individually created by the woodturning artist listed.
David Nittmann, Colorado, United States
Baby Needs New Shoes
Hard maple, quartz, paela
8" x 8" x 8" 20.3cm x 20.3cm x 20.3cm

Note on images: although multiples are shown in some images, this lot consists of one cube and one stand.

Artist statement : “Baby Needs New Shoes”

It was the summer of 71 AD and somewhere in the newly constructed basement of the Colosseum several masons gather in a corner, all crouched on their haunches. A ceremony is about to begin. Incantations abound. One of the toads yells: “snake eyes”, another toad yells: “midnight”, but from the one holding the bones, over the din, comes the incantation that initiates the ceremony. As the shooter rolls the bones, he yells,
“ Baby needs new sandals !~!!!~!”
Who? His child? His wife? His mistress?
This iconic lex-hortation to the god of luck will be heard for centuries.
The form is hard maple with quartz crystal on a stand of Paela, turned, burned then colored with acrylic paint and archival ink. This die is “left-handed” and “loaded”. The pips are circa 1966, “Hippie” style."