Harry Bertoia - Modern & Contemporary Editions New York Monday, June 1, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    "The graphics are, perhaps, complimentary to the metal work. In metal you have to go slowly, deliberately, you have to think out most clearly what you want to do, because it's too tough to make changes, and you try to avoid making any changes. In the graphic it is really the opposite. it's like a dream---you go fast, you draw lines, planes, smudges, throw ink, and so forth---so it becomes some kind of somnambulistic medium---as if you were asleep and you are doing it with no effort at all---it's a wonderful feeling." Harry Bertoia
    Harry Bertoia. Lecture at Virginia Museum of Fine arts, 1961

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Untitled

circa 1955
Monoprint, on Japanese paper, with full margins,
I. 11 x 23 1/2 in. (27.9 x 59.7 cm);
S. 13 1/4 x 24 7/8 in. (33.7 x 63.2 cm)

in excellent condition, framed.

Estimate
$2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for $875

Modern & Contemporary Editions

2 June 2009, 2pm
New York