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

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  • Literature

    Alfred Now: Contemporary American Ceramics, Urbana, Illinois, 1994, p. 31 for a similar example
    Robert A. Ellison et al., Shapes from Out of Nowhere: Ceramics from the Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2021, cover for a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    Created from slabs of clay that are glazed in riots of color and bold patterns, John Gill’s works have a sculptural quality even though he does not identify as such. Describing his process, Gill says, “In my work I try to utilize simple techniques. This allows for freedom of ideas and process. Shape, form, use and color inform and question other possibilities…Working within the realm of function expands the potential.”

    With reference points ranging from ancient Persian ewers to the abstract art of Arthur Dove and stack mills in Ohio, Gill’s penchant for playfully reinterpreting historical references lends a Postmodern sensibility to his work, as seen in the present ewer. Similar works are held in the permanent collections of museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, among others.

Contemporary Studio Artworks from the Estate of Jack R. Bershad

9

Ewer

1997
Glazed stoneware.
14 1/8 x 15 x 10 1/8 in. (35.9 x 38.1 x 25.7 cm)
Underside painted in glaze Gill/97.

Estimate
$1,000 - 1,500 

Sold for $2,772

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Contemporary Studio Artworks from the Estate of Jack R. Bershad

New York Auction 8 June 2022