Harry Bertoia - Design New York Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Purchased from Bertoia Studio, Bally, Pennsylvania, 1978
    Sotheby's, New York, "Arcade Fine Arts: 19th Century to Contemporary Including American," September 29, 2004, lot 310
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Nancy N. Schiffer and Val O. Bertoia, The World of Bertoia, Atglen, 2003, pp. 106-22 for similar examples

  • Catalogue Essay

    The four "Bush" sculptures being offered here show a wide range of forms that Harry Bertoia achieved in this series, which he began in the mid-1950s. While some of Bertoia’s "Bush" sculptures are highly stylized, others have veined bases and variegated patination, creating an illusion of the organic. These sculptures all share Bertoia’s meticulous attention to style and form in both composition and craftsmanship.

Property from a Midwestern Collection


"Bush" sculpture

Patinated bronze.
11 1/4 x 11 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. (28.6 x 29.2 x 17.1 cm)

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $20,000

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New York Auction 6 June 2018