Important South Africa and International Art

Johannesburg

4:00pm Mon 23 May 2016

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Lot 347

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

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'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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Estimate: R 60 000 - 90 000 

Sold for R 130 000
Which is R 147 784 incl Buyer's Premium and VAT


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