Primitive Stoneware Sassi Vase by Bruno Gambone (circa 1980s)
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Stoneware Sassi model primitive style vase with dusty light rose glaze by ceramicist Bruno Gambone, circa 1980s. This graceful narrow-opening flower vase is a work of art. The elegant base is very tactile, its subtle colouring is marked with a primitive black animal figure drawn on its surface reminiscent of pre-historic cave drawings. The texture has the feel of a beach stone with natural imperfections. The neck however is thoroughly modern, smooth and uniform in colour. This is rare Bruno Gambone work, uncommonly desirable and very collectible. An elegant and stylish addition to your home or office. In excellent vintage condition. Signed: 'Gambone Italy'. A short video clip of this piece can 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.
H 25.8 cm
W 12.5 cm
D 4.5 cm