last week was art week in new york.
previewing sculptures for one of my interior design clients...
the art show at the park avenue armory...
the armory show at piers 92 & 94...
at the armory show, marlborough gallery was previewing an upcoming exhibition of 26 porcelain vases by contemporary chinese painter chu teh-chun.
marlborough gallery | new york
march 19-april 19, 2014
chu teh-chun | vase no. 24 | porcelain hand painted by the artist with highlights in gold | 2007-2008
chu teh-chun | marlborough gallery | new york NY | 19 march-19 april 2014
photo credit lisa walsh | innerspace
the vases were a collaboration between chu teh-chun, the manufacture nationale de sevres, and jean-paul desroches, the chief curator of the chinese department at the musee guimet in paris, where the vases were exhibited in 2009.
the vases were produced at the manufacture nationale de sevres from 29 may 2006 to 11 december 2008
all of the vases are oval in form, a classic sevres shape that is reminiscent of chinese blue and white porcelain jars from the yuan dynasty (1271-1368). they are painted with bleu de sevres cobalt pigment, and highlighted with pure gold paint.
a finely painted blue and white balluster jar, guan | yuan dynasty, mid 14th century | christie's hong kong | 31 may 2010 | sale 2811 | lot 1985
photo credit christie's