Dimensions: Diameter: 7 1/4 inches. Condition: Very good vintage condition (some little spots of tarnish / patina inside the bowl and light surface wear - see close-up pictures).
Elsa Rady was an American artist. Born in New York City, Rady was the daughter of Lily Mehlman Rady, a former dancer for Martha Graham, and Simon Rady, a record executive and producer. Elsa Rady was known for elegantly simple porcelain vessels of'delicacy and grace. Her work is in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her pieces are in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and many other institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and LACMA.
When, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe discovered her work in 1984 at the Chicago Art Fair, the two bonded as artists. They both framed their still lifes "with similar sensitivity, " according to the catalog for a 1993 Santa Barbara.
Museum of Art joint exhibition. The item "VINTAGE ELSA RADY DESIGNED FOR SWID POWELL MODERNIST SILVER PLATED WING BOWL" is in sale since Monday, November 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Other China & Dinnerware". The seller is "adthaal" and is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
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