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Auctioneer Cowan's Auctions, Inc. 513-871-1670
Auction Date Oct 28 Auction
26801 Miles Road
Cleveland, Oh
Time 10:00AM
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AuctionZip Auctioneer ID# 1217

Cowan's is pleased to present a rare collection from the legendary New York art dealer Allan Stone (1932-2006) of Funk and post-Funk ceramics, with the most significant group of Arneson works to be offered at auction. Stone was perhaps more of a collector than he was a merchant and when shows did not sell, he usually bought all the work himself.

An expert on Abstract Expressionism, Stone was increasingly drawn to outsider art, tribal artifacts and was an early champion of the junk aesthetic and super-realist painters. Given his interest in the margins, it was only a matter of time before he was drawn to the Bay Area in Southern California, the rebellious Funk Art movement and, via Wayne Thiebaud, to Robert Arneson.

The pieces featured in this auction mainly come from three explorations; the biomorphic, sexual, vessel abstractions from 1963-4, his bricks from 1965-69 and his phallic teapots from 1969.

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