Gordon Baldwin - Contemporary Studio Artworks from the Estate of Jack R. Bershad New York Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Dorris U. Kuyken-Schneider, ed., Gordon Baldwin: Mysterious Volumes, Rotterdam, 1989, p. 1 for a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    A prominent exponent of “pots for pots’ sake,” Gordon Baldwin is amongst the most celebrated artists in the sculptural ceramics movement. Baldwin studied at the Lincoln School of Art and at the Central School of Art and Design in London, where he trained with Dora Billington, a central figure in British studio pottery. Seeking to develop ceramics beyond utilitarian function, Baldwin dedicated his early career to hand-building abstract sculptural forms, experimenting with form and gestural surface decoration, as appreciable in the present selection of his work.

    In a continuation of his abstract sensibility, later series conjured the vessel form, re-defining the corporeal borders of the shape. Baldwin washes many works in exclusively black or white glazes, referring to these dichotomous tones as his inner and external beings, respectively. Baldwin’s work is held in the permanent collections of the British Museum, London; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, among several others.

Contemporary Studio Artworks from the Estate of Jack R. Bershad

6

Standing form

1986
Earthenware, painted slip.
27 3/4 in. (70.5 cm) high
Underside painted in glaze GB/86.

Estimate
$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $5,670

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Contemporary Studio Artworks from the Estate of Jack R. Bershad

New York Auction 8 June 2022