Glazed porcelain and stainless steel
4 x 7 3/4 x 6" OVERALL
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 such as a porcelain ashtray, a printed fan, a woven blanket, a lifesaver, a dollhouse and a crazy coffee cup all of which later became part of the Norton Family Art Projects. In 2003, Lazzarini presents Teacup (with spoon and saucer) common household objects but thru manipulation of the media warps them into unlikely shapes. And at the same he incorporates common symbols of consumerism such as the MADE IN CHINA stamp on the underside of the cup and saucer. But he also put a chip in the rim of the cup suggesting its commonality although warpped; (a) Teacup; (b) Saucer; (c) (Spoon); on underside of cup and saucer -MADE IN CHINA stamp with Peter Norton Family Christmas Project; N1230.
b. United States, 1965
Gift of Bruce Robertson and Thomas Kren
LAZZARINI, ROBERT and b. United States, 1965, “LAZZARINI, ROBERT,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed February 8, 2023, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/16695.