Stuart Davis: Report from Rockport, Exhibition Mug

About the Artist

Stuart Davis (1892–1964) was a major innovator and theorist in the evolution of American modernism and abstraction. Davis's appropriation of images from popular culture throughout his career contributed to the aesthetic that was embraced by pop artists in the 1960s. Blurring distinctions between what has historically been perceived as high and low art, between abstraction and figuration, and between text and imagery, Davis's innovative works remain both resonant and relevant, and they continue to influence art today.

Stuart Davis: Report from Rockport, Exhibition Mug

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This ceramic mug features a wraparound reproduction of Stuart Davis's Report from Rockport (1940), included in the National Gallery of Art exhibition Stuart Davis: In Full Swing. The bustling town square of Rockport, Massachusetts features gas pumps, trees, and storefront signs amidst an array of colors, lines, and shapes. Davis also recalls the town’s thriving fishing industry with depictions of water, nautical flags, ropes, and a Seine-brand fishnet. Report from Rockport exemplifies Davis’s "color-space" theory, in which the juxtaposition of strong colors creates the illusion of depth.


Art © Estate of Stuart Davis/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

  • Ceramic
  • 11 ounces
  • Dishwasher-safe but handwashing recommended to preserve the color artwork
  • Made in USA

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