Adam Silverman


stoneware and glazes
13 x 25 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches

Elemental, organic, and vaguely aware of the past, LA-based Adam Silverman’s ceramic works possess a mysterious presence. Here, a traditional vessel morphs into an ambiguous form covered in painterly layers of glaze. Blue and white glazes react to one another to create meandering drips, fragmented lines, and crackled areas that conjure any number of organic and geological processes. Silverman’s work is in the collections of LACMA and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. In 2009, his collaboration with Nader Tehrani Boolean Valley (a field of ceramic forms in varying heights) was on view at the Nasher Sculpture Center where it was installed in the fountains near the back of the garden.

estimated retail value: $12,500
The TWO x TWO AUCTION will take place at The Rachofsky House on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Absentee bids must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2018. If you are unable to attend TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art on Saturday, October 27, and would like to place a bid on a live or silent auction lot, you may complete the appropriate absentee bidding fields below. A TWO x TWO auction representative can bid on your behalf up to your pre-set maximum bid. If the work is part of the live auction, you may also be on the phone with an auction representative to place your bids during the live auction.
    Please select one of these options:
  • Do you agree to the terms of CONDITIONS OF SALE?
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.