June Schwarcz - Design New York Thursday, June 6, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley
    Acquired from the above by the present owners, 1998

  • Artist Biography

    June Schwarcz

    American • 1918 - 2015

    June Schwarcz was an experimental enamelist whose extensive body of work showcased the evolution of her innovative practice. After training as an industrial designer at Pratt Institute, she encountered enameling en route to Sausalito, where she would spend the next several decades defining the craft and cementing her status as one of the leading figures of the field. She used electroplating and electroforming techniques to produce varied textures in her work and often employed folding and stitching to further experiment with form and surface. Her work is in the permanent collections of multiple institutions including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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Property from the Collection of Diane and Marc Grainer



Hammered, enameled, and patinated copper with electroplated texture.
9 in. (22.9 cm) high
Underside incised 2121/Schwarcz/1998.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $5,625

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New York Auction 6 June 2019