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
A Bottle Vase with Gold Figures by Beatrice Wood is estimated at $15,000/20,000. Beatrice Wood (1893-1998) was an American artist and studio potter whose work is well recognized across the world. In an elegant, probing, and even moving review of this exhibition, Los Angeles Times art critic, Christopher Knight, refers to her work as "functional objects that would turn an ordinary dinner table into a charged landscape of almost carnal desire, if not a cartoon banquet".
A Josef Albers Tapestry titled Homage to the Square is estimated to sell for $15,000/25,000. When he joined the Yale faculty in 1950, Albers began his celebrated homage to the Square series. This would become a body of more than a thousand works executed over a period of twenty-five years including paintings, drawings, prints, and tapestries. Albers' tapestries are rare and were made
between 1966 and 1967, handloomed in the traditional weaving center Aubusson, France.
A Janusz Walentynowicz Figure titled Standing Boy is expected to bring $25,000/35,000. As Walentnowicz states in a 1996 interview: "Glass insists that
we look into it, that we not stop at the surface of what is shown. The emotional states depicted here are points of easily disturbed equilibriums between inner and outer states. The traces of surface, color, and texture both
hold back and reveal clues. You can look past these eternal details of identity right into the scars and stress of experience which are still evident and threatening internally though healed on the surface". (James Yood, Janusc Walentynowicz, Chicago: Marx-Saunders Gallery 1999.)
A piece by Jeff Koons titled Blue Balloon Dog, estimated at $6,000/8,000, will be offered in the November 5 sale.
A French Curve Teapot and an Untitled Mystery Ewer (Priscilla) by Adrian Saxe are both estimated to sell for $6,000/8,000 in the November 5 sale. Saxe, born
in Glendale, California, is currently a member of the Art Department faculty at the University of California, Los Angelos
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 seven divisions of American History, American Indian and Western Art, American and European Fine and Decorative Art, Historic Firearms & Early Militaria, Modern Ceramics, Fine
Jewelry and Timepieces, and Asian Art 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