ceramic sculpture, 2021
on verso signed
8 x 5 x 5 in, 20.3 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for: $15,000
Preview at: Vancouver Art Gallery, 4th Floor
Donated by Seth Rogan
Seth Rogen is an actor, writer, producer, director, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Rogen has recently published his first book, Yearbook, with Penguin Random House.
Alongside longtime collaborators Evan Goldberg and James Weaver, Rogen produces film and television projects through their production company, Point Grey Pictures. Rogen can next be seen in Hulu’s Pam & Tommy, alongside Lily James and Sebastian Stan.
Rogen and Point Grey’s previous film credits include Summit Entertainment’s 50/50, Columbia Pictures’ This Is the End, Universal Pictures’ Neighbors & Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Columbia Pictures’ The Interview, The Night Before and the animated film Sausage Party, Universal Pictures’ Blockers and A24’s The Disaster Artist which was nominated for a number of awards including an Academy Award for Adapted Screenplay, Critic Choice Awards for Best Comedy, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor. In 2019, Rogen and Goldberg collaborated with Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) to launch Houseplant, a Canadian-based cannabis company dedicated to product quality and consumer education. In 2012, Rogen and his wife Lauren Miller-Rogen founded HFC, a national non-profit organization providing care for families contending with Alzheimer’s.
Well-known for his comic acting, writing and improvisational skills, the Vancouver-raised Rogen has recently emerged as a talented ceramist. Although skilled in the making of traditional ceramic ware in subdued earth tones, he has been garnering attention on social media particularly for his playfully experimental series of brilliantly coloured, highly textured pots. Rogen uses glaze sculpturally to build up the surfaces of his vases to strange and sometimes humorous effect. Their bumpy exteriors call to mind everything from coral formations and candy confections to—as one journalist has suggested—the Flintstones or the Jetsons.
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