Lawson Oyekan - Design New York Thursday, June 6, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Margaret Lipworth Fine Art, Boca Raton
    Acquired from the above by the present owners, 1998

  • Exhibited

    "Contemporary British Studio Ceramics: The Grainer Collection," The Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, North Carolina, October 1, 2010-March 13, 2011
    “Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery,” The Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, September 14-December 3, 2017

  • Literature

    Annie Carlano, ed., Contemporary British Studio Ceramics, exh. cat., Mint Museum of Craft + Design, New Haven, 2010, illustrated p. 117
    Glenn Adamson, Martina Droth, and Simon Olding, eds., Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery, exh. cat., The Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2017, illustrated p. 384

  • Catalogue Essay

    A recurring theme in Lawson Oyekan’s work is the human experience. His ceramic vessels are often unglazed and pierced, the perforations allowing for the passage of light and air, simultaneously presenting as wounded and raw while symbolizing the act of breathing and persisting. In the artist’s own words: “My intent is to express human endurance and deliver a message of reassurance: that human suffering can be healed.” Oyekan’s work is in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Property from the Collection of Diane and Marc Grainer


"Passage Pot (Afi Ika Afi Eke) Saworo"

Earthenware, manganese slip.
10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm) high
Underside incised Lawson/Oyekan/93.

$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $3,500

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New York Auction 6 June 2019