From three separate collections comes a single auction with startling focus: Rago’s Studio Ceramics sale. Each private collection was assembled over the latter half of the 20th century, each building a high quality sampling of post-war art. In this sale unifying the individual collections, particular focus is given to the ceramics and glass pieces that developed from the modern era.
Several major names in modern sculpture emerge in this auction: Betty Woodman, Peter Voulkos, David Gilhooly, and even Pablo Picasso. These artists pushed the boundaries of their craft, creating a whole new style of glasswork and sculpture. Betty Woodman’s large vase with an accompanying shadow gives material form to an ever-present companion, vibrant colors popping in what has been described as “exuberant art.” Though less colorful, a vase from Gertrud and Otto Natzler is equally arresting, with black, silver, and purple glazes swirling in cosmic patterns.
While the overall focus of the auction is on ceramics and glass, fine art, mixed media, and sculpture pieces also add to its ambiance. A sand painting from Edwin Scheier explores themes of identity and exploration, depicting confrontational figures within a larger head. Elaborate food-and-frog sculptures from David Gilhooly are also not to be missed in this sale, fantastical with all their playful whimsy. To view these items and many more, visit Bidsquare and register to bid.
# of Lots:158
Price Range:$600 to $20,000.
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|BETTY WOODMAN Fine large vase with shadow|| Estimate: |
|PABLO PICASSO MADOURA Vase, Wood Owl|| Estimate: |
|GERTRUD & OTTO NATZLER Fine vase|| Estimate: |
|PETER VOULKOS Rare teapot, teacup, and bowl|| Estimate: |
|EDWIN SCHEIER Sand painting|| Estimate: |
|DAVID GILHOOLY Frog Taco and Pizza|| Estimate: |