Live Auction, 23 May 2016

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R 147 784
Harry Bertoia; Spray
Lot 347

Lot Estimate
R 60 000 - 90 000
Selling Price
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R 147 784
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About this Item

Harry Bertoia
American 1915-1978
signed on the underside
welded stainless steel rods mounted on a wooden base
height:44cm, including base


'Spray (1956) was produced using fine stainless steel rods which were tightly gathered at their base and expertly welded by Bertoia. These rods being thin and lightweight are then allowed to open up, with the help of gravity, the further they emerge away from their welded core. The rods are so fine and delicate that the work also doubles up as a kinetic sculpture, moving at the slightest touch or air-movement. A decade later in the mid-sixties Bertoia would make larger and more complex versions of these early experiments in form and space.'

Taken from Warren Siebrits and The Art of Collecting. (March 2015) Harry Bertoia and the Importance of Where You Find Yourself

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