Danish architect and designer Arne Vodder (1926-2009) was versed in the art of furniture design by Finn Juhl, who became his friend and business partner. Vodder created works for many companies throughout his career including, France and Son, Cado, Fritz Hansen and Bovirke, but he is probably best known for the color-accented rosewood pieces he designed for Sibast Møbler; which by the way happen to be my favorite!
The works of French abstract painter Jean Miotte (b. 1926, Paris) are associated with the art style known as L'Art Informel, which is often considered France's equivalent to America's Abstract Expressionism. Since attending the Russian ballets in London during the 1940's, Miotte's work has been greatly influenced by the energy and movement of music and dance, which he expresses below.
Crossing Road, 1984-86. via Zürichsee Auktionen
Instant Ebloui, 1979. via Chelsea Art Museum
Format 30 F, 1987. via Ketterer Kunst
Title and source unknown
Untitled, 1970. via Ketterer Kunst
Untitled, 1985. via Christie's
Insurrection, 1996, on exhibit at the Chelsea. via
The above studio images are via
Abstraction is the figuration of the soul. Jean Miotte
I am always on the look-out for pieces by ceramicist Raul Coronel; here are a few images that I have collected over the last few months. If you have not seen my previous posts on Coronel click here and here.
I think these are "Beatnik" girls. "Dig them shades man". Available at the time of this post on eBay
Flute Player; this one is available at the time of this post at Chez Camille
Above is a set of incised bird plaques I spotted on eBay- the auctions ends today so get on it.
I like the incising on this bird; discovered him on Etsy (sold)
I came across the above set of plaques on eBay; the seller didn't know who created them, so I sent her an email to let her know that I was no expert, but I believed they were from Raul Coronel's studio. They have since been relisted and credited to Coronel. They are still available at the time of this post.
Floral piece spotted on eBay
This orange blossom tree piece is "signed" with a "Raul" tile. I can't seem to remember where I heard this, but I believe that the pieces marked with the "Raul" tile were actually created by Coronel and not the other artists working in his studio. Another eBay find
This one is titled Jeweled Fox and sold for $160 when new in the 1960's. via Modernaire (sold)
These flower/plant wall relief pieces were often combined to construct larger wall panels/murals. eBay
This sunflower piece reminds me of the work of Stan Bitters. Image via Esoteric Survey
Above are two original S. Neil Fujita paintings from the private collection of Joe Callison, who contacted me for assistance in locating more original paintings by Fujita. Unfortunately I was unable to help with his search, but he was kind enough to send the above images for me to share. If anyone out there happens to know where to find original paintings by Fujita, please shoot me an email so I can pass on the info. Thanks!
The following are a couple other pieces by Neil Fujita that I thought I would share, now that I am on the subject. If you would like to see more works by Fujita, see my previous post here.
Art from the cover of Modern Packing, 1961 (cropped). via Newhouse Books
Art from the album cover of Lew Davies' Strange Interlude, 1961 (cropped)
The 3rd and final round of Evelyn Ackerman tapestries.
Autumn Leaves, c. 1959, handwoven wool. via reader Michele Holt (thanks Michele!)
Here is another version (rotated) of Autumn Leaves. via Reform Gallery
Two examples from the 1971 Campesina Series. via Sam Kaufman Gallery and Treadway. I have seen these dated as being from the early 60's, but Ackerman Modern has them listed as 1971, so I will go with that.
Canal, c. 1963, handwoven wool. via Reform Gallery
Composition, 1969, handwoven wool. via Reform Gallery
Duck (title unknown), handwoven. via Lions Gallery
Girl with partridge (title unknown), 1962, screenprint. via Reform Gallery
Kings (title unknown), hand-hooked. via eBay
Two versions of Launch Pad, 1970-71, handwoven wool. via Reform Gallery
Lion (title unknown), 1960's, hand-hooked. via PCH Modern
Left: Windows, c. 1970, via LA Modern. Right: Peacock feather (title unknown), via Objects USA
Left: Striped Candy Tree, 1968, via Ackerman Modern. Right: Labyrinth, 1971, via Esoteric Survey
Train- style no. 783, hand-hooked wool. via eBay (see detail below)
Queen on a horse (title unknown), c. 1960, hand-hooked. source unknown
Seaside, c. 1965, handwoven wool, by Donald Leake for ERA. via Mid-Centuria reader Michele Holt
This handwoven piece I spotted on eBay a couple of weeks ago depicting Adam and Eve looks very similar to Evelyn's work. Below is a hand-hooked version of the piece that is signed with an artist's cypher...hmm?
Reform Gallery's 2005 "California Design" exhibit showing many Ackerman tapestries, via Esoteric Survey