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

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  • Provenance

    Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1982

  • Literature

    Michael McTwigan, "Duality in Clay: William Daley," American Craft, December 1980/January 1981, cover, p. 33 for similar examples
    Ruth Fine, William Daley: Ceramic Artist, Atglen, Pennsylvania, 2013, illustrated p. 101

  • Catalogue Essay

    William Daley was born in New York in 1925 and served in World War II during which he was taken as a prisoner. After the war, he studied at Massachusetts College of Art and then went on to spend the majority of his career teaching at Philadelphia College of Art. He described himself, saying, “I am a teacher who makes pots and things rather than a craftsman or artist who teaches.” Despite his influential tenure as a professor, he truly was a master of ceramics in his own right. His works are often large in scale and left unglazed, as seen in the present lot. Daley began his process by drawing sketches of his forms, which he then constructed with large slabs of clay. His work is often described as architectonic and Triaxial Procession is a quintessential expression of this stylistic approach. Daley’s work belongs to collections such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others.

Contemporary Studio Artworks from the Estate of Jack R. Bershad

28

"Triaxial Procession"

circa 1982
Unglazed stoneware.
21 x 25 x 21 in. (53.3 x 63.5 x 53.3 cm)
One side impressed TRIAXIAL PROCESSION.

Estimate
$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $7,560

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Contemporary Studio Artworks from the Estate of Jack R. Bershad

New York Auction 8 June 2022