Beate Kuhn, ‘Madame’, 1960, Jason Jacques Gallery
Beate Kuhn, ‘Madame’, 1960, Jason Jacques Gallery

This exquisite vase from 1960 is one of Beate Kuhn’s early ceramic pieces. Drawing upon a popular modernist aesthetic, the ceramist created an elongated vase with two handles on each side of the main structure. The overall shape of the object echoes the silhouette of a woman, which inspired its title. The vase is tricolor, beautifully combining a deep blue with black and red to create abstract motifs that recall the work of Henri Matisse and post-Impressionists.

Acquired from the private collection of Beate Kuhn

About Beate Kuhn