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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Harry Bertoia Sculpture: 15 Years at Wright

For any of you lucky enough to be in New York in the next three weeks, there's an exhibition you might want to catch.

Wright Auctions is celebrating their history of selling the magnificent sculptures of Harry Bertoia by exhibiting select works, some of which they sold and some that have never been offered on the market. From Bush Forms, Welded Forms and Somnambients to experimental works, they will highlight exceptional pieces from Bertoia's extensive oeuvre.

The exhibition opened January 21 and will run through February 15 in their gallery at 980 Madison Avenue.

From wright20.com



Bush form
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Early bronze bush form, 1962
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Close-up of bush form
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Welded form
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Welded form
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Welded form
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Somnambient sounding sculpture
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Somnambient sounding sculpture
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Somnambient sounding sculpture
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4 comments:

  1. These are all amazing, Dana! What a great sculptor!!

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    1. I think we sometimes tend to forget that Bertoia was a multi-talented man who did a lot more than design wire chairs! I'd love to have one of the tonal sculptures to run my hand over every time I walk by it. They make such a beautiful sound.

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  2. Some amazing looking things. If our welders and steel workers knew what they throw away could be art they may become artists.
    The welded form looks like much of the slag we recycle.

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    1. I guess one man's slag is another man's art. :)

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