Large Ceramic Sculpture Portrait of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth by Tony Natsoulas

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“Big Daddy Roth”
(Portrait of Ed Roth with Rat Fink)
Ceramic, wire and hand blown glass
48″ x 27″ x 20″
In the Permanent collection at the Crocker Art Museum
Photo by Izzy Schwartz

This is a portrait of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. His artwork was very influential when I was growing up in the 60’s and 70’s. I loved the crazy caricatures and the movement and over the top energy of Roth’s drawings. It was one of the first pieces I did for the Artist Hero series I did, honoring the artists that inspired me when I was young.