Ken Price Geometric Cup on the Block at Cowan's + Clark + DelVecchio's November 4-5 Ceramics Auction Following the success of Cowan's + Clark + DelVecchio's June 4, 2011 ceramics sale, we are pleased to announce our third ceramics auction to take
place the weekend of November 4-5, 2011. The two day
Cowans + Clark + DelVecchio Modern Ceramic Art and Craft Auctions
SALES: Legends: Material Masters 11/4/11, 7:00 PM CDT
Modern Ceramic Art and Design 11/5/11, 10 AM CDT
EXHIBITION: 11/4/11, 3:00 - 6:00 PM; 11/5/11, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Hotel 71 (Penthouse) Chicago, Illinois.
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Geometric Cup by Ken Price to be offered in
Cowan's + Clark + DelVecchio's
Legends: Material Masters Auction
November 4, 2011
Pieces by Peter Voulkos and Beatrice Wood also Highlights of the Sale
"When we introduced a regular ceramics auction last year, it was a first for the field. Now, our Legends: Material Masters auction adds another new event
that is a regular auction for objects and craft materials from high craft and high art"
-Garth Clark, Clark + DelVecchio
CHICAGO – Following the success of Cowan's + Clark + DelVecchio's June 4, 2011 ceramics sale, we are pleased to announce our third ceramics auction to take
place the weekend of November 4-5, 2011. The two day sale will be held at Hotel 71 in Chicago. The event features pieces from well-known ceramics and craft artists from around the world. The sale is divided into two sections. The first section, held on November 4, features Legends: Material Masters, and will be limited to 50 masterworks post-1945. Highlights in the sale include a
Kenneth Price Geomtric Cup, and a stack pot by Peter Voulkos titled Siguirilla. The second section, on November 5, is titled Modern Ceramic Art and
Design and will consist of primarily studio ceramics from such artists as Lucie Rie, Wayne Higby, and Rick Dillingham.
A Kenneth Price Geometric Cup (image above) is estimated to bring anywhere between $100,000/150,000. A well known American ceramic artist, Kenneth Price
studied ceramics under Peter Voulkos. Price is best known for his abstract shapes constructed from fired clay. The cup has been a fascination for Price
since he began making functional pottery in Los Angeles in the early 1950's, eventually joining Voulkos at the Otis Art Institute in 1957. Price's series "Geometric Cups", to which this work belongs, was created in Taos, New Mexico between 1972 and 1973 and is considered to be on the top rung of this artist's oeuvre.
"The most sought after of Ken Price's works are his geomtric cups and none have come to the auction market for several years. We are very excited to be
offering this one in our November 4 auction".
A Stack Pot by Peter Voulkos titled Siguirilla, 1999, is estimated to bring $70,000/120,000. Voulkos' Stoneware Stack Pot titled Gash set a world record in Cowan's + Clark + DelVecchio's November 6, 2010 sale, selling for $105,575. Peter Voulkos' work is found in museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Philadelphia
Museum of Art.
A sculpture titled Folded Cross, Grey-Green by John Mason is expected to bring anywhere from $30,000/60,000. This work is the