Lot 48: HARRY BERTOIA, (AMERICAN, 1915–1978), SPRAY
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
Executed circa 1965.
height: 58 in. (147.3cm)
base: 12 x 12 in. (30.5 x 30.5cm)
Sandy Sugarman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
By family descent.
Private Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
We are grateful to Val Bertoia of the BertoiaStudio for confirming the authenticity of this work.
The base exhibits some discoloration and a few soft scratches and scuffs. It also shows some surface debris and evidence of moisture staining. The rods are not perfectly aligned and several are skewed out of balance. For example, there are approx. 6 rods at the outer perimeter that extend outward from the main grouping by 12-18 inches. There are several others that skew outward in a similar fashion by 6-12 inches. A few of the rods within the main grouping overlap with one another. Many of the rods appear to have a similar very small dark gray/black mark approx. 6 inches from the top. Otherwise in fine condition.
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