Harry Bertoia - Design: Online Auction New York Wednesday, February 9, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Collection of the artist
    Thence by descent to the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    Constructed of hollow textured bronze, the Bertoia family affectionately referred to the present lot as the "Bongos" given its tubular form and resemblance to drums. A drawing listed in the Harry Bertoia Catalogue Raisonné shows that this sculpture was a prototype for a much larger sculpture which may or may not have been completed.

Property from a Private West Coast Collection



Patinated bronze.
6 1/4 x 14 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. (15.9 x 36.2 x 18.4 cm)
Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Harry Bertoia Foundation.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $10,080

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