Small Stoneware Flower Vase by Bruno Gambone (circa 1980s)
Stoneware decorative flower vase by Bruno Gambone (circa 1980s). Simple, minimalist, elegant, diminutive stoneware vase with decorative drip motif in two tones of brown over a chalk-white base. Perfect for your desk at home or work, or perhaps, for that small, empty niche which is urgently in need of a bit of decor. In excellent condition. Maker's mark on bottom: '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 16.5 cm
D 3.6 cm