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Roberto Lugo    |     Limited Edition Collectible Sneakers

  • Nas and Method Man Vase, 2021
    Glazed stoneware, enamel paint, and luster
    18.5 x 8.5 x 8.5 in
  • Nas and Method Man Vase, 2021
    Glazed stoneware, enamel paint, and luster
    18.5 x 8.5 x 8.5 in
  • Bob Marley and Frederick Douglass Vase, 2021
    Glazed stoneware, enamel paint, and luster
    20 x 10.5 x 7 in
  • Bob Marley and Frederick Douglass Vase, 2021
    Glazed stoneware, enamel paint, and luster
    20 x 10.5 x 7 in
  • Questlove and Nina Simone Vase, 2021
    Glazed stoneware, enamel paint, and luster
    19 x 13 x 9 in
  • Questlove and Nina Simone Vase, 2021
    Glazed stoneware, enamel paint, and luster
    19 x 13 x 9 in
  • Frederick Douglass and Anna Murray Douglass Vase, 2021
    Glazed ceramic and enamel paint
    30.5 x 16 x 16 in
  • Frederick Douglass and Anna Murray Douglass Vase, 2021
    Glazed ceramic and enamel paint
    30.5 x 16 x 16 in
  • Good Trouble, 2020
    Glazed ceramic and enamel paint
    17 x 11.5 x 11.5 in
    Vessel: 15 x 11.5 x 11.5 in
    Lid: 2.5 x 7.25 x 7.25
  • Good Trouble, 2020
    Glazed ceramic and enamel paint
    17 x 11.5 x 11.5 in
    Vessel: 15 x 11.5 x 11.5 in
    Lid: 2.5 x 7.25 x 7.25
  • Boricuas, 2020
    Glazed earthenware and enamel paint
    20.25 x 11 x 11 in
    Vessel: 15 x 11 x 11 in
    Lid: 6 x 6.5 x 6.5 in
  • Boricuas, 2020
    Glazed earthenware and enamel paint
    20.25 x 11 x 11 in
    Vessel: 15 x 11 x 11 in
    Lid: 6 x 6.5 x 6.5 in
  • Biggie Vase, 2021
    Glazed earthenware
    15 x 11 x 11 in Vessel:12.25 x 11 x 11 in Lid: 3.5 x 7 x 7 in
  • Biggie Vase, 2021
    Glazed earthenware
    15 x 11 x 11 in Vessel:12.25 x 11 x 11 in Lid: 3.5 x 7 x 7 in
  • Vengo dal Ghetto: AOC, 2020
    Glazed ceramic
    22.5 x 13 x 13 in
  • Vengo dal Ghetto: AOC, 2020
    Glazed ceramic
    22.5 x 13 x 13 in
  • Bridges, 2019
    Stoneware, luster, and enamel
    30 x 22 x 22 in
  • Bridges, 2019
    Stoneware, luster, and enamel
    30 x 22 x 22 in
  • Jimi Hendrix / Jean-Michel Basquiat Urn, 2021
    Glazed ceramic, enamel paint, and luster
    52 x 27 x 27 in Vessel: 46.25 x 27 x 27 in
    Lid: 6 x 9.5 x 9.5 in
  • Jimi Hendrix / Jean-Michel Basquiat Urn, 2021
    Glazed ceramic, enamel paint, and luster
    52 x 27 x 27 in Vessel: 46.25 x 27 x 27 in
    Lid: 6 x 9.5 x 9.5 in
  • Jackie Robinson / Muhammad Ali Urn, 2021
    Glazed ceramic, enamel paint, and luster
    59 x 23 x 23 in Vessel: 43.5 x 23 x 23 in
    Lid: 16" x 9.75 x 9.75 in
  • Jackie Robinson / Muhammad Ali Urn, 2021
    Glazed ceramic, enamel paint, and luster
    59 x 23 x 23 in Vessel: 43.5 x 23 x 23 in
    Lid: 16" x 9.75 x 9.75 in
  • Elizabeth Catlett Teapot, 2021
    Glazed ceramic
    6 x 9 x 7 in
  • Elizabeth Catlett Teapot, 2021
    Glazed ceramic
    6 x 9 x 7 in
  • Barack Obama Teapot and Box Set, 2021
    Glazed ceramic; acrylic paint on wood box
    Teapot: 3.75 x 7.25 x 5 in
    Box: 8 x 8 x 8 in
  • Barack Obama Teapot and Box Set, 2021
    Glazed ceramic; acrylic paint on wood box
    Teapot: 3.75 x 7.25 x 5 in
    Box: 8 x 8 x 8 in
  • Barack Obama Teapot and Box Set, 2021
    Glazed ceramic; acrylic paint on wood box
    Teapot: 3.75 x 7.25 x 5 in
    Box: 8 x 8 x 8 in
  • Sonia Sotomayor Teapot and Box Set, 2021
    Glazed porcelain; acrylic and marker on wood box
  • Sonia Sotomayor Teapot and Box Set, 2021
    Glazed porcelain; acrylic and marker on wood box
    Teapot: 6 x 8.5 x 6 in
    Box: 14.5 x 14 x 14 in
  • Sonia Sotomayor Teapot and Box Set, 2021
    Glazed porcelain; acrylic and marker on wood box
  • Yayoi Kusama Teapot and Box Set, 2021
    Glazed porcelain and enamel paint; acrylic paint on wood box
  • Yayoi Kusama Teapot and Box Set, 2021
    Glazed porcelain and enamel paint; acrylic paint on wood box
    Teapot: 5.25 x 7 x 5 in
    Box: 10 x 10 x 10 in
  • Yayoi Kusama Teapot and Box Set, 2021
    Glazed porcelain and enamel paint; acrylic paint on wood box
  • Slick Rick Teapot and Box Set, 2021
    Glazed earthenware and enamel paint; wood box
    Teapot: 5.75 x 8 x 5.5 in
    Box: 10 x 10 x 10 in
  • Slick Rick Teapot and Box Set, 2021
    Glazed earthenware and enamel paint; wood box
  • Slick Rick Teapot and Box Set, 2021
    Glazed earthenware and enamel paint; wood box
  • Serena Williams Teapot and Box Set, 2021
    Glazed earthenware; wood box
    Teapot: 5 x 8 x 5 in
    Box: 10 x 10 x 10 in
  • Serena Williams Teapot and Box Set, 2021
    Glazed earthenware; wood box
    Teapot: 5 x 8 x 5 in
    Box: 10 x 10 x 10 in
  • Serena Williams Teapot and Box Set, 2021
    Glazed earthenware; wood box
    Teapot: 5 x 8 x 5 in
    Box: 10 x 10 x 10 in
  • Marian Anderson Teapot and Box Set, 2021
    Glazed porcelain and enamel paint; acrylic and marker on wood box
  • Marian Anderson Teapot and Box Set, 2021
    Glazed porcelain and enamel paint; acrylic and marker on wood box
  • Marian Anderson Teapot and Box Set, 2021
    Glazed porcelain and enamel paint; acrylic and marker on wood box
    Teapot: 5.75 x 9 x 7 in
    Box: 12 x 14 x 14 in
  • Jimi Hendrix Teapot and Box Set, 2021
    Glazed ceramic; acrylic paint on wood box
    Teapot: 4.5 x 7.5 x 5.25 in
    Box: 8 x 8 x 8 in
  • Jimi Hendrix Teapot and Box Set, 2021
    Glazed ceramic; acrylic paint on wood box
    Teapot: 4.5 x 7.5 x 5.25 in
    Box: 8 x 8 x 8 in
  • Jimi Hendrix Teapot and Box Set, 2021
    Glazed ceramic; acrylic paint on wood box
    Teapot: 4.5 x 7.5 x 5.25 in
    Box: 8 x 8 x 8 in
  • Slick Rick Teapot, 2020
    Glazed ceramic, enamel, luster
    7.25 x 10 x 5.75 in
  • Slick Rick Teapot, 2020
    Glazed ceramic, enamel, luster
    7.25 x 10 x 5.75 in
  • Richard Pryor Teapot (I), 2020
    Glazed ceramic, enamel, and luster
    6 x 9.25 x 5 in
  • Richard Pryor Teapot (I), 2020
    Glazed ceramic, enamel, and luster
    6 x 9.25 x 5 in
  • Nanny of the Maroons Teapot, 2020
    Glazed porcelain
    4.25 x 7.75 x 4.5 in
  • Nanny of the Maroons Teapot, 2020
    Glazed porcelain
    4.25 x 7.75 x 4.5 in
  • Alexander Bustamente Teapot, 2020
    Glazed ceramic
    4 x 7.5 x 4.75 in
  • Alexander Bustamente Teapot, 2020
    Glazed ceramic
    4 x 7.5 x 4.75 in
  • Agnes Martin / Jean Michel Basquiat Teapot, 2021
    Glazed ceramic
    6 x 9 x 6 in
  • Agnes Martin / Jean Michel Basquiat Teapot, 2021
    Glazed ceramic
    6 x 9 x 6 in
  • James Baldwin Teapot, 2020
    Glazed stoneware
    5.5 x 8.75 x 6 in
  • James Baldwin Teapot, 2020
    Glazed stoneware
    5.5 x 8.75 x 6 in
  • RLu1429-02-web
    Glazed ceramic
    6 x 8 x 5.5 in
  • Erykah Badu Teapot, 2021
    Glazed ceramic
    6 x 8 x 5.5 in
  • George Washington Carver Teapot, 2020
    Glazed ceramic, enamel, and luster
    5.25 x 9 x 5.5 in
  • George Washington Carver Teapot, 2020
    Glazed ceramic, enamel, and luster
    5.25 x 9 x 5.5 in
  • Joan Mitchell Teapot, 2021
    Glazed ceramic
    5.75 x 8 x 4.5 in
  • Joan Mitchell Teapot, 2021
    Glazed ceramic
    5.75 x 8 x 4.5 in
  • Kobe Bryant Teapot, 2020
    Glazed ceramic
    9 x 8.5 x 4.75 in
  • Kobe Bryant Teapot, 2020
    Glazed ceramic
    9 x 8.5 x 4.75 in
  • Nelson Mandela Teapot, 2021
    Glazed ceramic
    4.25 x 8.5 x 5.5 in
  • Nelson Mandela Teapot, 2021
    Glazed ceramic
    4.25 x 8.5 x 5.5 in
  • Ralph Ellison Teapot, 2020
    Glazed ceramic
    6.5 x 9.25 x 6 in
  • Ralph Ellison Teapot, 2020
    Glazed ceramic
    6.5 x 9.25 x 6 in
  • Street Shrine 1: A Notorious Story (Stuffed Bear), 2019
    Glazed ceramic
    40 x 33 x 31 in
  • Street Shrine 1: A Notorious Story (Stuffed Bear), 2019
    Glazed ceramic
    40 x 33 x 31 in
  • Stuntin' Bowl 14, 2019
    Earthenware and acrylic paint
    16 x 11 x 11 in
  • Stuntin' Bowl 14, 2019
    Earthenware and acrylic paint
    16 x 11 x 11 in
  • New Slaves: The Cycle Continues (Della Robske series), 2017
    White earthenware, slip, china paint, luster
    35 x 35 x 5 in
  • Basquiat, 2020
    Acrylic, marker, and resin on panel
    40 x 40 x 1.75 in
  • Nikki Giovanni, 2020
    Acrylic, marker, and resin on panel
    40 x 40 x 1.75 in
  • John Lewis, 2020
    Acrylic, enamel, epoxy, and glazed ceramic on panel
    36 x 24 x 2 in
  • Angry Mob of Peaceful Protestors: Roberto Lugo, 2019
    Acrylic and resin on canvas
    60 x 48 in
  • Afro-Puertoricans: Slaves, 2019
    Acrylic and resin on canvas
    36 x 48 in
  • Self Portrait: Without Wax, 2019
    Acrylic and resin on canvas
    48 x 60 in
  • Afro-Puetroricans: Family, 2019
    Acrylic and resin on canvas
    48 x 48 in
  • Philly Shrine (1), 2019
    Acrylic and resin on canvas
    48 x 36 in
  • Juano Hernandez, 2019
    Acrylic and resin on canvas
    36 x 48 in

Roberto Lugo is an American artist, ceramicist, social activist, spoken word poet, and educator. Lugo uses porcelain as his medium of choice, illuminating its aristocratic surface with imagery of poverty, inequality, and social and racial injustice. Lugo’s works are multicultural mash-ups, traditional European and Asian porcelain forms and techniques reimagined with a 21st-century street sensibility. Their hand-painted surfaces feature classic decorative patterns and motifs combined with elements of modern urban graffiti and portraits of individuals whose faces are historically absent on this type of luxury item – people like Sojourner Truth, Dr. Cornel West, and The Notorious BIG, as well as Lugo’s family members and, very often, himself. Lugo holds a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Penn State. His work has been featured in exhibitions at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, among others. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including a 2019 Pew Fellowship, a Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Rome Prize, and a US Artist Award. His work is found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The High Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Brooklyn Museum, Walters Art Museum, and more. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Tyler School of Art and Architecture in Philadelphia, PA.

 

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