The White House Bowl | Bennett Bean

The White House Bowl

1993
white earthenware and goldleaf;
glazed, pit fired, and painted
24 x 41 x 42 cm (10 x 16 x 17 in.)
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by
John Bigelow Taylor

Created especially for the White House crafts collection, this elaborately decorated bowl features an abstract and fragmented design motif inspired by the American flag. Bean contrasts the complex exterior patterns with a 24k gold interior.

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The White House Bowl (Detail)

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