Judy Kensley McKie - Design: Online Auction New York Wednesday, July 28, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Pritam & Eames, East Hampton
    Ruth O'Hara, New York, acquired from the above, 2010
    Thence by descent to the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    Judy Kensley McKie

    American • 1944

    Judy Kensley McKie is an American designer best known for her whimsical furniture, which often features animal forms and a combination of woodworking and bronze casting. As McKie’s woodworking career progressed, she moved from carving animals in relief onto the surfaces of cabinets and tables, to carving animals out of the body of the form itself, becoming the arms, legs and back structural supports of her designs, to fully realized animal sculptures incorporated into her designs that appear to be in movement, simultaneously living within the object and among its users.

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Property from the Estate of Ruth O'Hara


"Snake" bowl

Patinated bronze.
4 x 13 x 8 1/2 in. (10.2 x 33 x 21.6 cm)
Cast by Artworks Foundry, Berkeley, California. Number 2 from the edition of 8 plus 4 artist's proofs. Underside incised © JKM 2010 2 / 8.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $6,048

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Design: Online Auction

Online Auction 28 July - 4 August 2021