Pop Art Large 1980s Lacquered Box by Hollis Fingold, Handmade, Signed USA

Large Lacquered box handmade in the 1980s by Hollis Fingold at Radar Design in Denver, Colorado. Airbrushed paint on wood. Signed. Depth: 7", Width: 10", Height: 8".

This larger Hollis Fingold box is a fascinating piece that pays homage to American midcentury modern design and Pop Art. Fingold incorporates the iconic splatter pattern reminiscent of the popular 1950s fiberglass lamp shades. This box also pays tribute to the world of comic books, particularly the bold hatching lines that border and shade the lid and handle's seams. This stylistic choice echoes the dynamic figures found in the style of Lichtenstein's pop art. The colors evoke the vibrant palette often associated with comic books. The body has a captivating green/blue hue enriched with a black, graphite-like texture. Under the box, the neon orange layer comes to life with thin black splatters. When you open it, you'll find a vivid green interior adorned with electric orange splatters. The padded yellow fabric is hand-painted with black lines and orange dots pattern.

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