1980s Lacquered Jewelry Box by Hollis Fingold, Handmade painted wood, Signed USA$600.00
Blue Lacquered box handmade in the 1980s by Hollis Fingold at Radar Design in Denver, Colorado. Airbrushed paint on wood. Signed. Depth: 4.5", Width: 4.5", Height: 6.75".
This box is an example of the non-conformity and ever-expanding artistic language of American artist Hollis Fingold. It is characterized by its night blue and electric royal blue tones airbrushed to look like a cloudy mountain skyline pattern. A splash of glitter on the lid and oblique black stripes on the handle complete the artwork's charisma. A metallic purple border accentuates the separation from the body of the box. The interior padding's fabric is entirely airbrushed with the same pattern as the exterior.
Shaped like alien pets, Hollis Fingold's boxes appear to hover on their four pointy legs, with lid handles resembling punk hairdos. They are sensuous yet dangerous creatures that one must adore to tame and open.
ABOUT HOLLIS FINGOLD: Born in 1944, Fingold's creative journey led her to Denver, Colorado, where she established her studio, Radar Design, in 1986. Her telephones, boxes, and furniture have graced television shows, movies, commercials, and celebrities' interiors, finding their way into department stores, art galleries, and museum stores worldwide, from China to Hollywood (including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Bloomingdale's, and Disney World).
In recognition of her remarkable contributions to the craft world, Fingold was listed in "Profiles: Who's Who in American Craft" in 1993.
"People always asked me what I would call my genre," Hollis Fingold