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The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection

Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio are New York-based scholars and art dealers who assembled one of the most important collections of modern and contemporary ceramics in the world. Acquired by the MFAH in 2007, the collection comprises more than 400 objects created since 1940 that encompass a diverse range of aesthetics. The roster of international artists includes Anthony Caro, Laszlo Fekete, Lucio Fontana, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Notkin, Claes Oldenburg, Adrian Saxe, and Beatrice Wood, to name just a few.

 
GEORGE JEANCLOS
Kamakura
Earthenware
1995
SIR ANTHONY CARO
The Achaians—Xanthos
Stoneware and steel
1993–94
RICHARD DEVORE
Vessel
Porcelain
1981
JEAN-PIERRE LAROCQUE
Untitled Head
Ceramic
1996
RICHARD T. NOTKIN
Cube Skull Teapot (Var#26)
Stoneware
2001
ADRIAN SAXE
Parisienne Chainsaw Massacre
Stoneware, porcelain, and Raku
1982
BEATRICE WOOD
Chalice
Gold-lustered earthenware
1984
PETER VOULKOS
Untitled Vase/Stack
Stoneware
1969–71
AOKI KATSUYO
Predictive Dream
Porcelain
2005
RON NAGLE
Cardworthy
Earthenware
2001