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"The Artful Teapot: 20th-Century Expressions from the Kamm Collection"
2003-06-22 until 2003-09-14
Long Beach Museum of Art
Long Beach, CA,
USA United States of America
"The Artful Teapot", an exhibition of more than 250 teapots made from every imaginable material and interpreted in thoroughly unimaginable ways, opens at the Long Beach Museum of Art in Long Beach, California on Sunday, June 22, 2003. The actual number of objects exceeds 500, since many of the works are tea sets, including cups, saucers, trays, creamers, etc. Nearly all of the Museum's galleries are given over to this stunning presentation selected from the vast holdings of Southern California collectors Sonny and Gloria Kamm.
The teapots, created by modern and contemporary artists, such as Roy Lichtenstein, Michael Graves, Keith Haring, Cindy Sherman, Ralph Bacerra, Cindy Kolodziejski, Michael Lucero, Ron Nagle, Tony Marsh, Peter Shire and Adrian Saxe, represent some of the most exciting innovations in the ceramics field today. The exhibition also features commissioned work by California artists not typically associated with ceramics and the contemporary decorative arts field, such as Michael McMillen, John Frame, and others.
The monumental, touring exhibition, organized by Exhibitions International and curated by Garth Clark, showcases works from the renowned Los Angeles collection of Sonny and Gloria Kamm. Their extraordinary collection of over 6,000 pieces features some of the most novel, important, and unique teapots in the world, revealing human, animal, vegetable, architectural, and abstract forms. The teapots are made in all shapes and sizes from all types of materials--ceramic, paper, beads, wood, glass, metal, clay, soda cans, five-dollar bills, and more. In form and in content, the works address social concerns, beauty, irony, popular culture, politics, sexuality and more.
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