Ceramic Horse Sculpture by Bruno Gambone (circa 1980s)
Ceramic two-toned horse by ceramicist Bruno Gambone, (circa 1980s). A charming ceramic parade horse with groomed mane and tail in Gambone's signature chalk-white glaze. That glaze is beautifully complemented by chocolate-brown markings on the horse's side and face. Extremely desirable and very collectible, this earthenware piece would be an elegant and stylish addition to your home or office. In good overall condition with a nearly invisible restoration on one of the legs. Signed: 'Gambone'. Upon request a video may be provided.
About the Artist: The Gambone ceramics have had two very distinct phases of artistic expression in their history. That of Guido Gambone (1909-1969), arguably Italy's most prominent contemporary ceramicist of the 1950s and '60s, and that of his son, Bruno Gambone (1936-2021), who passed away in December of 2021 in Florence, Italy. 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. Subsequently, his ceramic pieces have become internationally collectible works of art and in particular, since his death in 2021, his pieces have seen exuberant demand at auction and in private sales.
H 18.5 cm / 7.3"
W 15 cm / 5.9"
D 6.5 cm / 2.6"