Dorothy Miner Ceramics Collection Highlighted in Cowans+Clark+DelVecchio Auction Cowans + Clark + DelVecchio is pleased to announce our second Modern and Contemporary Ceramics Auction will feature fresh-to-the-market ceramics from the collection of Dorothy Miner (1936-2008).
and the Korean Yi Dynasty method of white slip inlay.
A Pale Green Bottle by Lucie Rie is estimated to sell for $9,000/15,000.
An Untitled Vessel with Figures by Rudy Autio is estimated at $7,500/12,000. The drawing on this torso pot by Autio is exceptionally spirited and free and working in low fire-enabled him to produce a vibrant but delicate blue engobe and on the verso a delicate shade of lilac. The modest scale of this work is both rare and intimate.
A piece titled Fallen Bowl by Diego Romero is expected to bring anywhere from $4,500/6,500. In this bowl Romero plays with stereotype and shows a fallen angel as an alcoholic Indian seated on the desert ground with extant pots buried in the soil below him. Hailed as "the Keith Haring of the southwest", Romero, mixed blood Cochiti and Anglo, brings extraordinary illustrative skill to the traditional pottery bowl.
A ceramic by Beatrice Wood titled Rose Pink and Gold Footed Bowl will sell in the auction. Estimated at $4,500/6,000, this is an exceptional work by Wood. Thrown in extraordinary precision, thin walled, elegantly proportioned, and with a rich complex multi hued gold glaze. Wood is known as the "Mama of Dada" for her involvement in Marcel Duchamp's group in New York in 1917. She is also known as the "Queen of Luster" for her mastery of the difficult art of in-glaze luster.
A piece by Rick Dillingham titled Globe is estimated at $4,500/5,000. Dillingham was known as much for his contemporary ceramics as for his scholarship of the pottery traditions of the North American Indian and published classic texts such as Acoma and Laguna Pottery and Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery.
A Celadon Lidded Vessel with a Carved Base by Ralph Baccera is estimated to sell for $4,000/6,000. When Bacerra died in 2007, American ceramics lost a dedicated educator and its most virtuosic ceramist who asserted against current fashions that his work was simply there to channel beauty.
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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