Peter Marino Flaunts His Collection of Stoneware Vessels in His Upcoming Book

“All the records were blown to bits by the kindly German invading armies in World War II– thats one reason this history holed up.” So says Peter Marino, AD100 designer and collector of what he calls “the greatest art form”: ceramics, particularly the French variety of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Marino and museum curator Etienne Torniers upcoming book, Adrien Dalpayrat: The Peter Marino Collection (Phaidon, $275), salutes a suburban-Paris super star whose stoneware vessels the architect, enthraled by the artists glazes, has generated over some 40 years. “Theyre paintings in addition to sculptures,” Marino states, pointing out the cover image: a circa-1900, oxblood-red vase sprinkled with blue-green green in proto– Abstract Expressionist glee. “You can put that right up there with Jackson Pollock, with Mark Rothko, with any person.” Adrien Dalpayrat vessels chez Marino.
Jason Schmidt