These bowls and hollow vessels are turned by Gianfranco Angelino from Napoli, Italy.
His work can be seen in:
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC
Politecnico, Milan, Italy
University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbour, MI
Woodturning Center, Philadelphia, Pa
and online on web page del Mano Gallery
These sculptural chairs are made by Garry Knox Bennett who is an internationally known furniture maker and artist.
His art is represented in many private collections as well as the Boston Museum of Fine Arts;
the Mint Museum of Art+Design, NC;
Museum of Art and Design, NY (formerly the American Craft Museum);
Atlanta Museum of Art;
Montreal Museum of Art;
Oakland Museum, CA;
Racine Art Museum, WI;
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Smithsonian American Art Museum.
His Nail Cabinet of 1979 was pivotal in the history of contemporary furniture making, the ultimate challenge to the quest for technical purity. He created the cabinet for the Contemporary Artisans Gallery in San Francisco using the most sophisticated craftsmanship, then drove a bent 16p nail into the upper door and surrounded it with hammer marks on the polished surface. Some viewers were outraged, to the point that the nail was stolen from the cabinet and had to be replaced. But it was a defining moment, heralding the new spirit of iconoclasm in the world of art.