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  • Catalogue Essay

    The brushwork on the vessel echoes the gestural approach of Zen Buddhism and the way in which Oriental calligraphy conveys meaning even though we may not understand the characters. At the same time there is an echo of the paintings of Soulages. The inner space is open enough to be a container, but the blue slit on the other side limits its use.

 

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‘White Vessel With Black Painting And Blue Slit’

1996
Earthenware, white slip over a textured body, brushed blue and black designs, blue interior to the cut.
38 cm. (15 in.) high
Painted with ‘GB 96’

Estimate
£2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for £5,625

Design

28 April 2010
London