The Arresting ‘Exploded’ Ceramics of Artist Bouke de Vries


Meet Bouke de Vries, the celebrated Dutch artist whose arresting ‘exploded’ artworks are made from fragments of broken antique ceramics. In this episode of By Design, discover how Bouke’s career as a ceramics restorer inspired his creative desire to find beauty in broken things and given them a new narrative.

A spectacular bespoke installation by de Vries will greet visitors to Showroom | The London Edit - Sotheby’s new exhibition space showcasing exciting property by leading designers, artists, craftsmen and makers, available for direct purchase outside of the traditional auction calendar.

De Vries’ creations will be offered alongside works from renowned gallerist Adrian Sassoon’s stable of leading artists, including Kate Malone, Hitomi Hosono, Michael Eden and Junko Mori. Their work will be presented alongside exceptional jewels, watches, fine art and design, selected by Sotheby’s specialists.

Showroom | The London Edit opens on Monday 28 September at Sotheby’s New Bond Street galleries.

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