Salt and Pepper Shakers
4 1/8 x 4 x 2 1/4" BOX WITH SHAKERS
Beginning in 1988, the Norton Family sent a limited edition Christmas gift to a wide list of friends in the art community including art institutions. Commissioned by an artist, the gift encompassed a variety of multi-media artworks including a porcelain ashtray, a printed fan, a woven blanket, a lifesaver, a dollhouse and a crazy coffee cup all of which later became a part of the Norton Family Art Projets. Housing a salt (a) and pepper (b) shaker, enclosed in a polka dot printed box (c), Katchadourian's objects represent the artist's ability to merge common place items within a different construct; the tiny spectacles of the salt shaker become a snow dome while the pepper becomes a repesentation of pollution, debris and ashes when turned upside. Both are housed in a carboard box decorated in polka dots.
b. United States, 1968
KATCHADOURIAN, Nina and b. United States, 1968, “KATCHADOURIAN, Nina,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed October 5, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/16641.