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Ralph Bacerra (1938-2008, USA)

American Imari Mod Platter 
ca 1970
Porcelain, dia. 16.25 in.

Ralph Bacerra was one of the leading decorative ceramicists’ in the world. Bacerra derived his aesthetic mix from a diverse group of influences; Japanese Imari-style decoration is the root but so are Optical Art, Edo Period Nabeshima, as well as M.C. Escher’s interlocking imagery. As Ken Johnson wrote for the New York Times in 1999, “Sometimes one wishes avant-garde art could be so unashamedly sumptuous”. 

Reference:
Del Vecchio, Mark. Postmodern Ceramics. Thames and Hudson, London, 2001. For similar examples, see page 66-67. 

Provenance:Ralph Bacerra Collection

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,440
10/29/2012

 

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