Vintage Italian Decorative Ceramic Bottle / Vase by Bruno Gambone (circa 1970s)
Ceramic Italian decorative vase by Bruno Gambone (circa 1970s). A sensuously curved vase with incised dividing stripe gives the appearance of a removable top. True to Gambone's minimalist inspiration, the simple matt, oatmeal-coloured body and soft glaze contrasts with a more textural chocolate brown base - two-toned elegance. The graceful narrow-opening awaits a beautiful flower for everyday use, yet at the same time repositions the piece from the domain of the commonplace to the province of art. Exceptionally desirable and very collectible, this extraordinary piece by world renowned Bruno Gambone would be an elegant and stylish addition to your home or office. In good vintage condition commensurate with age. Signed: 'Gambone - Italy' on the underside. Please enjoy the many photos accompanying the piece. A short video clip 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, 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 28.5 cm (11.2")
Dia 10 cm (4")