Set of Three Bottle-Shaped Vases by Bruno Gambone (circa 1990s)
Set of three bottle-shaped single-flower vases by Bruno Gambone (circa 1990s). All three are glazed stoneware pieces with modern, multi-coloured geometric motif. The middle-sized vase has blue colouring which extends beyond one of the geometric shapes of the same colour (see accompanying photos). This occurred during the creation process. Very elegant pieces which constitute real collector's items for those lovers of Bruno Gambone. In very good condition. All signed: 'Gambone - Italy'. A short video clip of this ensemble 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.
Dimensions from largest to smallest:
H 29 cm / 11.4"
W 5 cm / 2"
H 27.2 cm / 10.7"
W 5 cm / 2"
H 25 cm / 9.8"
W 5.5 cm / 2.2"