Italian Ceramic Hedgehog by Alessio Tasca (circa 1970s)
Italian ceramic hedgehog sculpture (circa 1970s) by Alessio Tasca (born 1929). This endearing, minimalist ceramic hedgehog is of the Italian school style most likely inspired by the works of his compatriot, Bruno Gambone. Combining curves, playfulness and serious sculpture, the figure oozes character and charm. The glaze is tactile and sensuous and the look, mid-century modern. In very good overall condition.
About the Artist: Alessio Tasca was born in Nove, Vicenza, Italy in 1929. Tasca is a world renowned prize-winning ceramicist whose creations appear in institutions such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome. His creations have been honoured in la Biennale in Venice and appeared in the Salone di Milano.
H 8.5 cm / 3.3"
W 17 cm / 6.7"
D 6 cm / 2.4"