This is a well-made and beautiful RARE Vintage Mid Century Modern Japanese Brutalist Pottery Sculpture, by noted Japanese - American, Claremont, California modernist Takao Tomono (1935 -). This work depicts an abstract and modern Brutalist design, with both Japanese and American MCM influences.
The glaze of this vessel is robust and roughly hewn, displaying a traditional Wabi Sabi effect. Each side of this work depicts abstracted petroglyph motifs, reminiscent of ancient Native American rock carvings and cave paintings. This work is unsigned but was acquired directly from the estate of the artist. Likely dating to the 1960's - 1970's. Approximately 16 3/4 inches tall x 10 1/2 inches wide x 4 5/8 inches deep.
Good condition, with one light kiln crack that is original to the piece and was created from heat of Tomono's backyard kiln please see photos. The sale of this work will include an original 1960's promotional flyer by the artist as an assertion and representative certificate of authenticity.
Please check out my other listings for more wonderful and unique artworks! Takao Tomono (20th century) was active/lived in California / Japan. Takao Tomono is known for Etching.Tokyo, Japan, 1958; Colorado Univ. Summer, 1965; Pomona College, Claremont, Ca. DISTINCTIONS : Pomona College Scholarship, 1966-67. Lucien Labaudt Gallery, San Francisco, 1967. Ceramic Design Show, Rio Hondo Jr.
Los Angeles Printmaking Society Member Show, Inner City Gallery, L. Fifteenth Annual All California Exhibit, Laguna Beach Art Asso. EXPERIENCE : Member, Los Angeles Printmaking Society. "Takao Tomono, actor in Toho Troupe from Japan entering Pomona College, exhibited pottery in sale arranged by Pumphouse Potters, Upland, LAT, August 25, 1966, page SG 3; won the "Sub that Wouldn't Sink award at First Annual Regatta, Scripps College, LAT, June 8, 1969, page SG A 7; acts in Kabuki Theater, Pomona College, Claremont, LAT, January12, 1972, page G 9; tenor singer in the Monday Evening Concert program, LA County Museum, LAT, April 26, 1972, page H 13; participates in lecture/demonstration of Kabuki theater, at Hacienda/La Puente Unified School District, LAT, April 25, 1974, page SG 13; in charge of makeup and wigs for English version of a Kabuki play put on at Pomona College, LAT, December 7, 1977, page F 34.
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