On 12th November, the second part of the sale will take place with highlights including works by Grayson Perry, Robert Arneson, Ken Price, Akio Takamori, Peter Voulkos and more.

Candice Groot was an artist, teacher, philanthropist and passionate collector. She established the Virginia A. Groot Foundation in 1988, named in honor of her mother. The Foundation awards annual international grants to contemporary artists who work in three dimensions to help allow for the development of their work. Candice was known by artists and dealers alike for her generosity and keen eye.

In 2014, she received the Award for Regional Excellence from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts for her significant contributions to the field. Candice was also recognized for her contributions to the arts by The Smithsonian Institute with a recorded self-guided tour of her collection that will be a part of the museum's permanent archives.

What exactly does it take to make it in the collection of such a ceramics connoisseur. We take a look at artists featured in the sale from Groot's collection.

Akio Takamori, Untitled, (Man and Woman Envelope Vessel) Akio Takamori, Untitled, (Man and Woman Envelope Vessel)

Japanese-American ceramic sculptor Akio Takamori's work depicts his fascination with the body. As the son of an gynaecologist who ran a clinic, Takamori was exposed to a wide range of people from an early age. Takamori read both art and medical books from his father's library. It was Picasso's innovative interperatations of the human form which had a profound effect on Takamori.

Robert Arneson, Ear Piece, 1991 Robert Arneson, Ear Piece, 1991

In the 1960s, Arneson with other Californian artist began to use everyday objects to make statements, a movement which was described as Funk Art, with Arneson hailed the godfather of the ceramic Funk Art movement.

Arneson often depicted himself in his works, including in the above work Ear Piece.

Peter Voulkos, Big Ed, 1994 Peter Voulkos, Big Ed, 1994

The early fifties were an exciting time for Voulkos' work, in 1954 his work took an abstract and sculptural form. He founded the art ceramics department at the University of California, Berkeley where he taught from 1959-1985.

In the later stages of his career, Voulkos primarily fired in the anagama kiln of Peter Callas in New Jersey, which introduced and Japanese wood fired aesthetics to America. Volumes and Callas would go on to collaborate together for the next 23 years. This partnership and the work produced during this time, is considered by many curators and collectors to be the most successful period of his career. Voulkos' works are freely-formed in structure and have vibrant decorations. During the shaping process, Voulkos would tear, pound, and gouge the clay.

Voulkos' works have been on display around the world, including the Japanese Folk Crafts Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Grayson Perry, Isn't That Damien Hirst Over There?, 1995 Grayson Perry, Isn't That Damien Hirst Over There?, 1995

Perry lives and breathes his art - becoming as sumptuously decorated himself as his vases and tapestries through his alter ego Claire. One of Perry's crowning fashion moments was accepting the Turner Prize as the first ever potter - and man in drag.

In this work Perry plays his usual satire card, in this piece that appears to depict a gallery opening - is that Posh and Becks we spy?

Previews will take place from 5th-12th November (not including the 6th) with the sale held on 12th November. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Virginia A. Groot Foundation, a nonprofit arts organization. Check out the full catalogue here.

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