Lot 49: HARRY BERTOIA, (AMERICAN, 1915-1978)WILLOW TREE
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
Stainless steel wire bundles, stem and base.
Executed circa 1960.
height: 72 in. (182.9cm)
width: 60 in. (152.4cm)
depth: 14 in. (35.6cm)
Private Collection, Pennsylvania.
We are grateful to Val Bertoia of the BertoiaStudio for confirming the authenticity of this work.
A little bit of darker gray coloring where the bundles of wires are fused to the base. Overall the individual wires appear to be in good alignment with a few minor exceptions as is to be expected. The lowermost bundle with 2 or 3 wires with kinks. The base showing some very minor light/white flecks and a little bit of discoloration but mostly shiney and good condition. The main rod with a few nicks and scuffs, but overall in good condition.
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