Harry Bertoia - Design New York Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist, 1973-1977

  • Catalogue Essay

    Harry Bertoia gifted the present gong to David Moss on his third trip to the studio in the 1970s. As a touring musician, he had to select examples that he could easily lift and transport. Bertoia showed him how to draw out otherworldly tones with leather-wrapped metal “activators.” Moss also learned that the gongs could be made to rotate while being played, creating radiating waves of sound.

Property from the Collection of David Moss


Suspended gong

Silicon bronze.
16 x 23 1/2 x 8 3/8 in. (40.6 x 59.7 x 21.3 cm)
Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Harry Bertoia Foundation.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $16,380

Contact Specialist

Benjamin Green
Associate Specialist

Associate Head of Sale

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New York Auction 7 June 2022