Leza McVey - Design New York Wednesday, June 11, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    "The form expression of our time is strong, vital, telegraphic. For the artists of a period to be content to accept unassimilated the art forms of another is an indication of an intellectual hibernation. To me it is more gratifying to fail miserably in trying to live today's world than to succeed knowingly imitating products of the culture of some distant, unfamiliar place or people."
    Leza McVey in Ceramics Monthly, June 1953
    "My approach is entirely personal - quite frankly I am more than a little weary of the pseudo-Oriental. No vital period in history has been content to express its need in the quotation marks of a previous period."
    Leza McVey in Everyday Art Quarterly, 1953


Bottle with stopper

Glazed stoneware.
16 1/4 in. (41.3 cm) high
Undersigned "Leza."

$9,000 - 12,000 


12 June 2008, 2pm
New York