Georges Jouve - Design and Design Art New York Thursday, May 24, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Michel Faré, Jouve Ceramiste, Paris, 1965, p. 71 for a similar example; Pierre Staudenmeyer, La Céramique Français des Années 50, Paris, 2001, p. 90 for a similar example; Philippe Jousse and Galerie Jousse Enterprise, Georges Jouve, Paris, 2005, pp. 62-65 for similar examples

  • Catalogue Essay

    The "Cylinders" series illustrates Jouve’s desire to provide useful and attractive ceramic works to the greater audience, as this series was marketed by Steph Simon in Paris.

  • Artist Biography

    Georges Jouve

    French • 1910 - 1964

    Working out of his studio in Paris (and later in Aix-en-Provence), Georges Jouve produced sculptural ceramics for modernist interiors. Upon the invitation of Jacques Adnet, the director of the Compagnie des Arts Français (CAF), Jouve participated in various salons internationally and within France, including the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs. He created rigorously simple yet soft and playful forms, including plump, contrapposto vessels, rotund pitchers and cylindrical vases. His tireless experimentation of glazes led to a palette of perfect matte blacks, bone whites and joyful pops of lime green, lemony yellow and, occasionally, selenium red. Jouve's ceramics echo the organic modernism of his CAF colleagues, such as Charlotte Perriand and Serge Mouille.

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"Cylinder" vase

ca. 1960
Glazed ceramic. Underside incised with artist’s monogram and “Jouve.”
14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm) high

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $19,200

Design and Design Art

24 May 2007
2pm New York