Ceramic Decorative Bull by Bruno Gambone (circa 1970s)
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Ceramic decorative bull by Bruno Gambone, circa 1970s. This is a piece from Gambone's series of chalk-white ceramic animal sculptures. A charging bull in this case with a chocolate brown forequarter. A playful curled tail attaches to its back and acts as a handle at the same time. Extraordinary, desirable and very collectible, this ceramic piece would be an elegant and stylish addition to your home or office. In excellent vintage condition. Signed: 'Gambone' on underside.
About the Artist: The Gambone ceramics have had two very distinct phases of artistic expression in their history. That of Guido Gambone, arguably Italy's most prominent contemporary ceramicist of the 1950s and '60s, and that of his son, Bruno Gambone, who is still at work. The father's work was more exuberant and colourful. Bruno, who returned to Florence in 1969 to keep the ceramic studio running after his father died, became intent on expressing his own very different artistic vision. For the most part, his work was influenced by '60s and '70s minimalist art. The forms are more rectilinear, the decoration very simple and the tones muted. During a stint in New York, Bruno spent time with the likes of Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, and gained much experience in the fields of painting, sculpture, cinema and theatre. His ceramic pieces have become internationally collectible works of art.
H 11.5 cm
L 15 cm
W 6.5 cm