World Record for Ceramist Peter Voulkos Broken at Cowans+Clark+DelVecchio Ceramics Auction A Stoneware Stack Pot by Peter Voulkos broke a world record for the artist’s ceramics with a $105,750 selling price. The sale totaled $500,000, with over 80 bidders from six countries participating.
of ceramics at the SOFA fair and elsewhere have another reason to be confident in the value of the art they represent.”
Donna Schneier, a dealer at SOFA and the most vocal opponent to the auction, was in fact a bidder in the sale, and commented while paying for her merchandise, “I always support auctions.”
The first of its kind, the Auction brought to the international art market over 80 works by the most important 20th-century ceramic artists in the field.
Cowans + Clark + DelVecchio plan to hold the next series of Modern and Contemporary Ceramics auctions in the Spring of 2011.
About Cowan’s Auctions, Inc.
As one of the nation’s leading auction houses with sales approaching $20 million, Cowan’s has been helping individuals and institutions build important collections for more than a decade. The company’s four divisions of American History, American Indian and Western Art, American and European Fine and Decorative Art, and Historic Firearms & Early Militaria hold semi-annual cataloged sales that routinely set records for rare offerings.
Through its extensive mailing list of more than 35,000 collectors, dealers and institutional clients, each Cowan’s auction typically attracts more than 1,000 bidders from across the globe. To learn more about Cowan’s visit our website at www.cowans.com.
About Clark + DelVecchio
Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio founded Garth Clark Gallery in Los Angeles in 1981 and opened a second space in New York in 1983 at 24 West 57th Street. They were soon established as the preeminent international dealers in 20th century ceramics and have organized eight major international symposia on ceramic history and criticism, published numerous books and catalogues and received a slew of prestigious awards, both lifetime achievement and honorary doctorates. In addition Clark was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Art, London and was the only practicing dealer to receive the College Art Association’s Mather Award for distinguished achievement in art journalism.
They now live in Santa Fe, work as private dealers and are in the process of organizing two traveling exhibitions, Christine Nofchissey McHorse and Diego Romero. Clark is finishing two more books (his 52nd and 53rd), Lucio Fontana Ceramics and Homage To R. Mutt: Writing on Marcel Duchamp's Fountain since 1917. For more information about Clark+DelVecchio visitwww.clarkdel.com.