This delightful exhibition examines the chameleon-like form of the teapot and how it has become an inventive vehicle for artistic expression in the 20th century. Drawn solely from the collection of Sonny and Gloria Kamm, the exhibition showcases 250 teapots, drawings, photographs and prints. These works address multiple issues of beauty, portraiture, social concerns, irony, politics, narrative, pure abstraction and, of course, the rituals of tea. Historic pots from China and Europe, including those by important manufacturers such as Meissen, Minton, Staffordshire and Wedgwood, are among the works featured along with contemporary pots by over 100 prominent international artists, including painters Roy Lichtenstein and David Hockney; sculptors Michael Lucero and Arman, and ceramists Betty Woodman and Beatrice Wood. Together these individuals redefine the teapot as a provocative, playful and profound work of art.
Organized by: Exhibitions International, New York
Sponsored by: The Founders' Circle Ltd.