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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Steve Loar, American, born 1949
Honorand: Stephen Hogbin, Canadian, born England 1942

Blade Runner, Homage to Stephen Hogbin


Spalted maple, walnut burl, madrone burl, birch, with cow bones, and mixed media; airbrushed acrylic; overcoats of lacquer; bleached box elder; artificial pearls.

25 × 18 × 18 in. (63.5 × 45.72 × 45.72 cm)
Gift of Jane Royal in memory of her husband, Joseph Royal
Steve Loar has stated that the Canadian turner Stephen Hogbin has long been an inspiration to him. Loar is drawn to Hogbin’s intellectual depth and insight, especially in the work that Hogbin calls “fragmentals.” Blade Runner began as an homage and a kind-hearted spoof of Hogbin’s early important series the Walking Bowls.
Made in Rochester, New York
20th century
Containers - Wood

Acquired by Jane Royal from the artist.


“Acquisitions 2002,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2003): 146.

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