Magen H Gallery is pleased to present an exclusive exhibition of La Borne, a post-war movement of ceramic expression in France, accompanied by the sustaining publication, "La Borne: 1940-1980."
The exhibition highlights the definitive history of this iconic movement and will feature a collection of over 100 pieces dated from 1940 to 1980, by artists such as Jean and Jacqueline Lerat, Elisabeth Jouilia, Vassil Ivanoff, Pierre Digan, Rémi Bonhert, Robert Deblander, Joëlle Deroubaix, Gérard Bossard. Yves and Monique Mohy, Anne Kjaersgaard, Hildegund Schlichenmaier Anne Barrès and Gustave Tiffoche.
Since the mid-16th century, La Borne has been known throughout the region, as “A Village of Potters.” During the second part of World War II, La Borne experienced a renaissance with the destined arrival of Jean and Jacqueline Lerat in 1941, founders of the movement. These artists (no longer categorized as merely craftsmen) took an interest in clay and migrated to La Borne to study the traditional ceramic techniques, bringing earthenware into the forum of free artistic expression. La Borne rapidly became the epicenter of a distinct art movement revolutionizing the global expression of sculptural ceramics.
From its inception, the Magen H Gallery’s collection of works has been built on the founding premise that art and design are allied and interdependent. Founder, Hugues Magen has passionately collected ceramic pieces by the artists of La Borne for over 15 years. He aspires to address the importance of this innovative movement within the decorative arts and design market.
Exhibited for the first time in the United States, ”La Borne: 1940-1980” celebrates the full contribution breath and energy of the innovation of ceramics during the post-war years.