Italian Cylindrical Ceramic Vase by Bruno Gambone (circa 1970s) - Large
Stunningly tall cylindrical ceramic vase with single, amphora-style handle and Eastern motif on an elegant beige earthenware surface, by Bruno Gambone (circa 1970s). This substantial yet gracefully elongated decorative vase is a work of art whose shape has its origins in minimalist works. The matt glaze with decorative line-and-square pattern is a rare piece indeed within Gambone's extensive body of work. All things considered, the vase is one of Gambone's pieces which stands out as exceptionally desirable and collectible - an elegant and stylish addition to your home or office. In very good vintage condition. Signed: 'Gambone Italy'. Please carefully view the accompanying photos to best assess the condition and style. A short video clip of this piece will be provided upon request.
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 68 cm / 26.8"
W 11 cm / 4.3"
D 9.0 cm / 3.5"