Rebecca Howland, “Lung Cancer Ashtray,” 1984; glazed ceramic, 1 x 9 ½ x 8 ½ in.
This is a striking work by an artist who had much success in the various Colab stores. Howland’s much-acclaimed, large, outdoor sculpture Brainwash was a longtime fixture in the backyard of ABC No Rio. Howland did variations of the Lung Cancer Ashtray each individually painted. The ashtray offered here is #60. A similar work sold at the estate auction of the art dealer Holly Solomon.