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  • Provenance

    Contemporary Applied Arts, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owners, 1997

  • Exhibited

    "Richard Slee: Tempting Ceramics," The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, September 13-November 2, 2003
    "Contemporary British Studio Ceramics: The Grainer Collection," The Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, North Carolina, October 1, 2010-March 13, 2011

  • Literature

    Garth Clark and Cathy Courtney, Richard Slee, exh. cat., The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, 2003, illustrated p. 104

  • Catalogue Essay

    British ceramist Richard Slee’s influences derive from the eighteenth-century pottery manufactories around Stoke-on-Trent in England known for mass-produced wares in the style of German, Dutch and Chinese porcelain. Decidedly non-functional, Slee’s work slyly references these styles and their decorative lack of purpose, but infuses contemporary imagery, conversing between the familiar and the ornate, to often humorous result. Slee’s work is in the permanent collections of multiple institutions, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

  • Artist Biography

    Richard Slee

    British • 1946

    British ceramist Richard Slee’s influences derive from the eighteenth-century pottery manufactories around Stoke-on-Trent in England known for mass-produced wares in the style of German, Dutch and Chinese porcelain. Decidedly non-functional, Slee’s work slyly references these styles and their decorative lack of purpose, but infuses contemporary imagery, conversing between the familiar and the ornate, to often humorous result. Slee’s work is in the permanent collections of multiple institutions, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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Property from the Collection of Diane and Marc Grainer

79

"Boy in Field"

1997
Hand-built glazed earthenware, found object.
9 1/2 x 16 x 10 1/2 in. (24.1 x 40.6 x 26.7 cm)
Underside signed in pencil under the glaze Richard Slee.

Estimate
$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $8,125

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Design

New York Auction 6 June 2019