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Bruno Gambone Sculptures

Italian, 1936-2021

Known for his prolific mid-century works, Italian artist Bruno Gambone is regarded as one of the most influential figures in ceramics. Born in 1936 in Vietri sul Mare, Gambone was introduced to the world of ceramics at the age of 14 while he worked in the Florence studio of his father, renowned ceramist Guido Gambone.

Toward the end of the 1950s, Gambone left his father’s studio to work at Italian artist Andrea D’Arienzo’s workshop, where he explored other disciplines such as canvas painting and textile decoration. He became committed to painting and exhibited at Florence’s La Strozzina in 1959.

In 1963, Gambone left Italy for the United States. He lived in New York City during a fertile era for creative expression — a time marked by pivotal artistic movements such as Pop art and Abstract Expressionism. Gambone made numerous friends and moved in the same circles as iconic American artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg. The Italian native learned more about a range of fields such as sculpture and theater. However, after five years, he returned to his homeland to live in Milan.

While in Milan, Gambone experimented with jewelry design for a brief period. But following his father’s death in 1969, Gambone returned to Florence to run his father’s studio, shifting his attention back toward ceramics.

Throughout the 1970s, Gambone created table lamps, vases, bowls and sculptures, including a series of ceramic animals. He began work in 1972 on what would become his celebrated “Fantastic Animals” series — initially a minimalist collection of stoneware fish, lions, snakes and other creatures characterized by sharp-edged geometric forms.

Gambone showcased his ceramic works at the 1972 Venice Biennale and the Milan Triennale in 1973. The artist received awards from the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art of San Diego at La Jolla and other institutions.

On 1stDibs, discover a range of vintage Bruno Gambone decorative objects, serveware and lighting.

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Creator: Bruno Gambone
Gambone Ceramic/Pottery Lion Sculpture, Marked
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a great animal sculpture by the well known Italian artists, Gambone, marked with the donkey mark as shown in bottom.
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1960s Italian Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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Ceramic, Pottery

Late 20th Century Matt White & Black Stoneware Bull Sculpture by Bruno Gambone
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Firenze, Tuscany
Off-white & black matt glaze with a touch of brown. Artist-signed Gambone Italy at base. About the Artist: Bruno Gambone (1936 - 2021) is an Italian ceramist and the son of Gui...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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Stoneware

Bruno Gambone Vintage Italian Pottery Bull Animal Figure Large Raymor Era
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Wilton, CT
Large vintage Bruno Gambone pottery bull figure in partially abstracted form with repetitive sweeping curves and enameled totemic symbols on a variegated gray ground, circa 1970's. 1...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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Pottery

Vintage Matt Glazed Ceramic Horse by Bruno Gambone
By Bruno Gambone
Located in London, GB
Large matt glazed ceramic horse by the celebrated ceramicist Bruno Gambone. This particular subject matter is an unusual one for this artist. Italy circa 1970s. Bruno Gambone is an ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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Ceramic

Late 20th Century Matt White Stoneware Crouched Lion Sculpture by Bruno Gambone
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Firenze, Tuscany
Off-white glaze with a touch of brown. Artist-signed Gambone Italy at base. About the Artist: Bruno Gambone (1936 - 2021) is an Italian ceramist and the son of Guido Gambone, o...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Bruno Gambone Sculptures

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Stoneware

Bruno Gambone Art Pottery Knight Sculpture, 1980s
By Bruno Gambone
Located in Munich, DE
Huge version of Bruno Gambone knight ceramic sculpture bought directly from the Artist in 1980s, signed Gambone, Italy. Measures: 41 H x 26 B x 15 D cm.
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David Gilhooy, Baked Potato Frog Ceramic/Pottery Sculpture, Signed
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Susi Singer Terracotta, Pottery/Ceramic Sculpture Girl, Signed, Gudrun Baudisch
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Bennett Bean Pair Bowls / Vases, Ceramic/Pottery on Base Master # 446, Marked
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David Gilhooly Bagel, "Poppy Seed" Sculpture, Signed
By David Gilhooly
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Jules Agard Large Terracotta "Owl", Sculpture, Signed
By Jules Agard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a great work by the well-known French artist Jules Agard. He was one of the most important artist working with Pablo Picasso in Vallauris , Madoura. This is signed, please co...
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John Gill Large Ewer, Sculpture, Earthware/Ceramic/Pottery, Signed, Dated
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Very nice pottery, ewer, by the well known artist, John Gill, signed, dated 1986.
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Polia Pillin Ceramic / Pottery Bowl/Plate, Signed
By Polia Pillin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful ceramic plate painting, by the very well known, Los Angeles artist Polia Pillin.
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Kitty Rix-Tichacek Nouveau Horses Sculpture, for Wiener Werkstatte Signed KR 312
By Kitty Rix, Wiener Werkstätte
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Bruno Gambone sculptures for sale on 1stDibs

Bruno Gambone sculptures are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of ceramics and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many choices in our collection of Bruno Gambone - sculptures, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 4 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. In the 20th century, many of the original sculptures by Bruno Gambone were created in the mid-century modern style in Italy. Many customers also consider sculptures by and l. Prices for Bruno Gambone sculptures can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $1,700 and tops out at $6,800, while pieces like these can sell for $5,581.

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Bruno Gambone Set of 3 Bottles Ceramic Vases
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