Pair of Ceramic Vases with Line Motif by Bruno Gambone (circa 1970s)
A pair of ceramic vases with line motif by ceramicist Bruno Gambone, (circa 1970s). These elegantly shaped narrow-opening flower vases are truly works of art. With modern rectangular bases and lean necks their shape has their origins in primitive works. There is a black vase and the other with Gambone's signature chalk-white with brown speckles. The colours are the backdrop for a straight but unsteady line motif on both sides. Uncommonly desirable and very collectible, these earthenware pieces would be an elegant and stylish addition to your home or office. In very good vintage condition. There is a characterful production blemish near the neck of the black vase. Signed: 'Gambone Italy'. A video clip of these pieces may 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, 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.
Dimensions (each piece):
H 28.5 cm (11.2")
W 19.5 cm (7.7")
D 6.5 cm (2.6")