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            • Ruth Asawa (American, 1926-2013) Desert Star (P.004, Tied wire tree with asymmetrical five pointed star in center branching to an enclosed square), 1987
              Dec. 14, 2023

              Ruth Asawa (American, 1926-2013) Desert Star (P.004, Tied wire tree with asymmetrical five pointed star in center branching to an enclosed square), 1987

              Est: $2,000 - $3,000

              Ruth Asawa (American, 1926-2013) Desert Star (P.004, Tied wire tree with asymmetrical five pointed star in center branching to an enclosed square), 1987 offset lithograph signed and dated in pencil; bearing Asawa chop lower right recto 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. Provenance: Gift from the Artist's estate Printed by Tea Lautrec Litho, San Francisco, California

              Hindman
            • Untitled (S.2005, Hanging Open Five Petaled Form)
              Nov. 16, 2023

              Untitled (S.2005, Hanging Open Five Petaled Form)

              Est: $200,000 - $300,000

              Property from an Important Private American Collection Ruth Asawa 1926 - 2013 Untitled (S.2005, Hanging Open Five Petaled Form) copper wire 11½ by 18 by 18 in. 29.2 by 45.7 by 45.7 cm. Executed in 2005. The present work is accompanied by the artist's copper tag, which is is stamped with the artist's insignia and numbered.

              Sotheby's
            • Untitled (S.645 Hanging Three-Lobed Single Layer Continuous Form)
              Nov. 16, 2023

              Untitled (S.645 Hanging Three-Lobed Single Layer Continuous Form)

              Est: $1,000,000 - $1,500,000

              Property from an Important Private Collection, San Francisco Ruth Asawa 1926 - 2013 Untitled (S.645 Hanging Three-Lobed Single Layer Continuous Form) enameled copper and iron wire 38½ by 15 by 15 in. 97.8 by 38.1 by 38.1 cm. Executed in 1958. The present work is accompanied by the artist's copper tag, which is is stamped with the artist's insignia and numbered S.645/50.

              Sotheby's
            • Photograph, Laurence Cuneo
              Oct. 13, 2023

              Photograph, Laurence Cuneo

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              Laurence Cuneo (American, 20th century) San Francisco Fountain by Ruth Asawa, signed and dated "Ruth Asawa" lower left, sight: 7.25"h x 24"w, overall (with frame): 11.5"h x 28"w

              Clars Auctions
            • Untitled (S.408, Hanging Five-Lobed, Two-part Form, with the Second and Third Lobes Attached by Chain and Interior Spheres in the First and Third Lobes)
              Oct. 12, 2023

              Untitled (S.408, Hanging Five-Lobed, Two-part Form, with the Second and Third Lobes Attached by Chain and Interior Spheres in the First and Third Lobes)

              Est: £1,500,000 - £2,000,000

              Ruth Asawa 1926 - 2013 Untitled (S.408, Hanging Five-Lobed, Two-part Form, with the Second and Third Lobes Attached by Chain and Interior Spheres in the First and Third Lobes) brass and unknown non-magnetic wire 127 by 24.7 by 24.7 cm. 50 by 9¾ by 9¾ in. Executed circa 1953-54. The present work is accompanied by the artist's copper tag, which is is stamped with the artist's insignia and numbered S.408/50.

              Sotheby's
            • Sculpture, Ruth Asawa
              Sep. 14, 2023

              Sculpture, Ruth Asawa

              Est: $5,000 - $7,000

              Ruth Asawa (American, 1926-2013), Mask of Yvonne Baxter, 1978, stoneware sculpture, titled and dated beneath, overall: 8"h x 5"w x 2.75"d. We are grateful to Paul Lanier for his assistance with this lot.

              Clars Auctions
            • Sculpture, Ruth Asawa
              Sep. 14, 2023

              Sculpture, Ruth Asawa

              Est: $5,000 - $7,000

              Ruth Asawa (American, 1926-2013), Mask of Calvin Baxter, 1978, stoneware sculpture, titled and dated beneath, overall: 9"h x 5.5"w x 3"d. We are grateful to Paul Lanier for his assistance with this lot.

              Clars Auctions
            • Sculpture, Ruth Asawa and Merry Renk
              Sep. 14, 2023

              Sculpture, Ruth Asawa and Merry Renk

              Est: $2,000 - $4,000

              Ruth Asawa (American, 1926-2013) and Merry Renk (American, 1921-2012), Untited, 1992, ceramic bowl, signed and dated by Merry Renk and initialed by Ruth Asawa lower center, overall: 11.75"h x 11.75"w x 3"d. We are grateful to Paul Lanier for his assistance with this lot.

              Clars Auctions
            • Print, Ruth Asawa
              Sep. 14, 2023

              Print, Ruth Asawa

              Est: $2,000 - $4,000

              Ruth Asawa (American, 1926-2013), "Petunias," 1984, lithograph, pencil signed and dated lower left with Asawa chop, sheet: 8.25"h x 8.5"w, overall (with frame): 11.5"h x 11.75"w. Note: A signed letter from the artist to the original owner is affixed verso.

              Clars Auctions
            • Print, Ruth Asawa
              Sep. 14, 2023

              Print, Ruth Asawa

              Est: $2,000 - $4,000

              Ruth Asawa (American, 1926-2013), "Tulips," 1994, lithograph, pencil signed and dated with Asawa chop lower right, titled lower left, sheet: 8.5"h x 11"w, overall (with frame): 11.5"h x 14.5"w

              Clars Auctions
            • Sculpture, Ruth Asawa
              Sep. 14, 2023

              Sculpture, Ruth Asawa

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              Ruth Asawa (American, 1926-2013), Mask of Roy Baxter, plaster gauze sculpture, unsigned, overall: 7.75" h x 6"w x 2.75"d. We are grateful to Paul Lanier for his assistance with this lot.

              Clars Auctions
            • Print, Ruth Asawa
              Sep. 14, 2023

              Print, Ruth Asawa

              Est: $1,000 - $2,000

              Ruth Asawa (American, 1929-2013), Untitled, 1983, lithograph, signed and dated in pen lower center, dedicated "To Fay Royal," sheet: 8.5"h x 11"w, overall (with frame): 10.75"h x 13.25"w

              Clars Auctions
            • Print, Ruth Asawa
              Sep. 14, 2023

              Print, Ruth Asawa

              Est: $2,000 - $4,000

              Ruth Asawa (American, 1929-2013), "Desert Star," 1987, offset lithograph, pencil signed and dated with chop mark lower right, gallery label (David Zwirner, New York, NY) affixed verso, image: 7.5"h x 7.5"w, overall (with frame): 10.75"h x 10.75"w

              Clars Auctions
            • Ruth Asawa (American 1926-2013)
              May. 21, 2023

              Ruth Asawa (American 1926-2013)

              Est: $200,000 - $300,000

              Ruth Asawa (American 1926-2013) Untitled (S.391, Hanging Six Interlocking Double Trumpets) C. 1958, brass wire Retains copper tag S.391 14in. x 12 1/2in. x 13in. (35.5cm. x 30.5cm. x 13in. 33cm) Provenance: Gift from the artist to the present owner. Note: This work is registered in the Ruth Asawa Records under No. S.391 Condition: When examined by Aiko Asawa; 'The sculpture looks to be in good shape. Straightening bent wires would make the trumpet forms open up a bit more, some more than others. The patina looks amazing." Conservation includes: - straightening wire looping to open up trumpet forms - add a new hanging wire to the top of the swivel The renowned Japanese-American artist and educator Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) constructed intricate, multi-lobed wire sculptures that explore a complex relationship between object and space. Her diligence to her craft, her pioneering experiments in wire sculpture, and her comprehensive output in other mediums including public sculpture, painting, and printmaking have established Asawa as one of the most influential modernists of the 20th century.

              Fine Estate Inc.
            • RUTH ASAWA (1926-2013) Untitled (S.410, Hanging Seven-Lobed, Three-Part...
              May. 17, 2023

              RUTH ASAWA (1926-2013) Untitled (S.410, Hanging Seven-Lobed, Three-Part...

              Est: $2,000,000 - $3,000,000

              RUTH ASAWA (1926-2013) Untitled (S.410, Hanging Seven-Lobed, Three-Part... galvanized steel and brass wire 81 x 8 x 7 1/2 in. (205.7 x 20.3 x 17.8 cm.)

              Christie's
            • Ruth Asawa (1926-2013); Poppy;
              Mar. 28, 2023

              Ruth Asawa (1926-2013); Poppy;

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) Poppy (Tamarind 1479), 1965 Lithograph in colors on wove paper, signed in pencil and annotated 'Trial proof' (aside from the edition of 20 and 2 artist's proofs), with the blindstamp of the publisher/printer, Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Inc., Los Angeles, the full sheet, framed. sheet 30 1/8 x 20 5/8in (76.5 x 52.4cm)

              Bonhams
            • RUTH ASAWA FOLDED PAPER SCULPTURE
              Feb. 21, 2023

              RUTH ASAWA FOLDED PAPER SCULPTURE

              Est: $500 - $700

              RUTH ASAWA (California/North Carolina, 1926-2013) folded paper sculpture, bowtie. Signed "Asawa" and dated 1987, 2.5"H x 6.25"W x 1.75"D.

              O'Gallerie
            • Sculpture, Style of Ruth Asawa
              Nov. 20, 2022

              Sculpture, Style of Ruth Asawa

              Est: $8,000 - $12,000

              Style of Ruth Asawa (American, 1926-2013), Untitled (Hanging Sculpture), one strand of weaved wire, unsigned, overall: 101"h x 14"w x 14"d

              Clars Auctions
            • RUTH ASAWA (1926-2013) Untitled (SF.005, Undulating Parallelograms with White '3' in Lower Right Corner)circa 1951-1952
              Nov. 16, 2022

              RUTH ASAWA (1926-2013) Untitled (SF.005, Undulating Parallelograms with White '3' in Lower Right Corner)circa 1951-1952

              Est: $100,000 - $150,000

              RUTH ASAWA (1926-2013) Untitled (SF.005, Undulating Parallelograms with White '3' in Lower Right Corner) circa 1951-1952 ink on paper 11 by 8 1/2 in. 27.9 by 21.6 cm. This work was executed circa 1951-1952.

              Bonhams
            • RUTH ASAWA INSPIRED HANGING CHAIN LINK ORB SCULPTURE. CROCHETED METAL WIRE.
              Oct. 12, 2022

              RUTH ASAWA INSPIRED HANGING CHAIN LINK ORB SCULPTURE. CROCHETED METAL WIRE.

              Est: $200 - $300

              Ruth Asawa Inspired hanging chain link orb sculpture. Crocheted Metal Wire. Dimensions: H: 10 inches: W: 10 inches: D: 10 inches ---

              Uniques & Antiques
            • RUTH ASAWA (1926-2013) Untitled (PF.065, Succulent) pen and ink on paper 15
              Sep. 29, 2022

              RUTH ASAWA (1926-2013) Untitled (PF.065, Succulent) pen and ink on paper 15

              Est: $10,000 - $15,000

              RUTH ASAWA (1926-2013) Untitled (PF.065, Succulent) pen and ink on paper 15 1/4 x 24 1/2 in. (38.7 x 62.2 cm.)

              Christie's
            • Ruth Asawa (1926-2013); Untitled (Flower);
              Sep. 27, 2022

              Ruth Asawa (1926-2013); Untitled (Flower);

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) Untitled (Flower), 1979 Cast bronze relief, inscribed signature, dated and numbered 971 (the total edition was 2500), published/produced by Crown Zellerbach Corporation/Berkeley Art Foundry, Berkeley, Ca, lacking original wood presentation box and booklet. 5 1/8 x 6 1/4 x 1/8in (13 x 16 x 3cm) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

              Bonhams
            • RUTH ASAWA (1926-2013) Untitled (S.469, Hanging Two Complex Interlocking Fo
              May. 12, 2022

              RUTH ASAWA (1926-2013) Untitled (S.469, Hanging Two Complex Interlocking Fo

              Est: $800,000 - $1,200,000

              RUTH ASAWA (1926-2013) Untitled (S.469, Hanging Two Complex Interlocking Forms with Symmetrical... brass and copper wire 32 x 16 x 16 in. (81.3 x 40.6 x 40.6 cm.)

              Christie's
            • RUTH ASAWA (1926-2013) Untitled (S.360, Hanging Single-Section, Reversible
              Nov. 12, 2021

              RUTH ASAWA (1926-2013) Untitled (S.360, Hanging Single-Section, Reversible

              Est: $200,000 - $300,000

              RUTH ASAWA (1926-2013) Untitled (S.360, Hanging Single-Section, Reversible Open-Window Form) hanging sculpture—copper wire 17 x 11 ½ x 11 ½ in. (43.2 x 29.2 x 29.2 cm.)

              Christie's
            • Hanging sculpture, Style of Ruth Asawa
              Sep. 17, 2021

              Hanging sculpture, Style of Ruth Asawa

              Est: $8,000 - $12,000

              Style of Ruth Asawa (American, 1926-2013), Untitled (Hanging Sculpture), one strand of wire, unsigned, overall: 90"h x 18"w x 18"d

              Clars Auctions
            • Hanging Sculpture, Style of Ruth Asawa
              May. 23, 2021

              Hanging Sculpture, Style of Ruth Asawa

              Est: $8,000 - $12,000

              Style of Ruth Asawa (American, 1926-2013), Untitled (Hanging Sculpture), one strand of wire, unsigned, overall: 96"h x 15"w x 15"d

              Clars Auctions
            • Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) Untitled (S. 846, Freestanding Tied-Wire, Closed Cen
              Mar. 09, 2021

              Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) Untitled (S. 846, Freestanding Tied-Wire, Closed Cen

              Est: $250,000 - $350,000

              Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) Untitled (S. 846, Freestanding Tied-Wire, Closed Center, Six-Branched Tree... galvanized steel wire and steel mount on redwood base sculpture: 30 x 39 x 40 in. (76.2 x 99.1 x 101.6 cm.) overall: 36 x 39 x 40 in. (91.4 x 99.1 x 101.6 cm.)

              Christie's
            • RUTH ASAWA (1926-2013) Untitled (S.788, Hanging Sphere), circa 1960-1969
              Feb. 19, 2021

              RUTH ASAWA (1926-2013) Untitled (S.788, Hanging Sphere), circa 1960-1969

              Est: $35,000 - $55,000

              RUTH ASAWA (1926-2013) Untitled (S.788, Hanging Sphere), circa 1960-1969 brass wire 3 1/2 x 3 x 3 in. 8.9 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

              Bonhams
            • Sculpture, Style of Ruth Asawa
              Dec. 13, 2020

              Sculpture, Style of Ruth Asawa

              Est: $6,000 - $9,000

              Style of Ruth Asawa (American, 1926-2013), Untitled (Hanging Sculpture), one strand of mesh wire, unsigned, overall: 79"h x 20"w x 20"d

              Clars Auctions
            • Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) Untitled [SF.005, Undulating Parallelograms with Whi
              Dec. 03, 2020

              Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) Untitled [SF.005, Undulating Parallelograms with Whi

              Est: $120,000 - $180,000

              Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) Untitled [SF.005, Undulating Parallelograms with White 3 in Lower Right... ink on paper 11 x 8 ½ in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm.)

              Christie's
            • Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) - Untitled (S.399, Hanging Tied Wire Open Center Six-Branched Form Based on...
              Oct. 07, 2020

              Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) - Untitled (S.399, Hanging Tied Wire Open Center Six-Branched Form Based on...

              Est: $180,000 - $250,000

              Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) Untitled (S.399, Hanging Tied Wire Open Center Six-Branched Form Based on... hanging sculpture—copper wire 14 x 14 x 9 in. (35.6 x 35.6 x 22.9 cm.)

              Christie's
            • Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) - Untitled (S.753, Hanging Ten Interlocking Double Trumpets)
              Oct. 07, 2020

              Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) - Untitled (S.753, Hanging Ten Interlocking Double Trumpets)

              Est: $500,000 - $700,000

              Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) Untitled (S.753, Hanging Ten Interlocking Double Trumpets) hanging sculpture—brass and copper wire 23 x 24 x 14 ½ in. (58.4 x 61 x 36.8 cm.)

              Christie's
            • RUTH ASAWA (1926-2013) Untitled (PF.1123, Watermelon), circa 1973
              Sep. 16, 2020

              RUTH ASAWA (1926-2013) Untitled (PF.1123, Watermelon), circa 1973

              Est: $5,000 - $7,000

              RUTH ASAWA (1926-2013) Untitled (PF.1123, Watermelon), circa 1973 signed 'ASAWA ©' (lower right) pen and brush and green ink on technical paper 20 x 30 in. 50.8 x 76.2 cm. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

              Bonhams
            • Hanging Sculpture, Style of Ruth Asawa
              Sep. 13, 2020

              Hanging Sculpture, Style of Ruth Asawa

              Est: $4,000 - $6,000

              Style of Ruth Asawa (American, 1926-2013), Untitled (Hanging Sculpture), one strand of wire, unsigned, overall: 70"h x 12"w x 12"d

              Clars Auctions
            • Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) - Untitled (S.402, Hanging Two Interlocked Spheres, Each Containing One...
              Jul. 10, 2020

              Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) - Untitled (S.402, Hanging Two Interlocked Spheres, Each Containing One...

              Est: $250,000 - $350,000

              Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) Untitled (S.402, Hanging Two Interlocked Spheres, Each Containing One... iron wire 19 x 22 x 22 in. (48.3 x 55.9 x 55.9 cm.)

              Christie's
            • Ruth Asawa (American, 1926-2013) Untitled (S.408, Hanging Five-Lobed, Two-Part Form, with the Second and Third Lobes Attached by Chain and Interior Spheres in the First and Third Lobes) circa 1953-1954
              Jul. 01, 2020

              Ruth Asawa (American, 1926-2013) Untitled (S.408, Hanging Five-Lobed, Two-Part Form, with the Second and Third Lobes Attached by Chain and Interior Spheres in the First and Third Lobes) circa 1953-1954

              Est: $1,000,000 - $1,500,000

              Ruth Asawa (American, 1926-2013) Untitled (S.408, Hanging Five-Lobed, Two-Part Form, with the Second and Third Lobes Attached by Chain and Interior Spheres in the First and Third Lobes) circa 1953-1954 brass and unknown non-magnetic wire 50 by 9 3/4 by 9 3/4 in. 127 by 24.77 by 24.77 cm. This work was executed circa 1953-1954. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

              Bonhams
            • Ruth Asawa, Untitled (S.549)
              Jun. 23, 2020

              Ruth Asawa, Untitled (S.549)

              Est: $50,000 - $75,000

              Ruth Asawa Untitled (S.549) early 1950s steel wire 13 h × 11 w × 3.75 d in (33 × 28 × 10 cm) Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist in the 1950s by the original owner, Private Collection, San Francisco condition: Good condition.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • ASAWA, Ruth Aiko (Japanese-American, 1926-2013).
              Nov. 24, 2019

              ASAWA, Ruth Aiko (Japanese-American, 1926-2013).

              Est: $300 - $500

              Bronze bas relief titled "Flower with Branches," signed lower right "Asawa" and inscribed lower left "12." Verso reads "Designed exclusively for Crown Zellerbach Corporation, Copyright Ruth Asawa 1979 Cast by Berkely Art Foundry." In wooden box with artist bio insert. From a Pelham, NY estate.

              Clarke Auction Gallery
            • RUTH ASAWA | Untitled (S.256, Hanging Tied-Wire, Double-Sided, Open-Center, Six-Branched Form Based on Nature)
              Nov. 15, 2019

              RUTH ASAWA | Untitled (S.256, Hanging Tied-Wire, Double-Sided, Open-Center, Six-Branched Form Based on Nature)

              Est: $200,000 - $300,000

              galvanized iron wire

              Sotheby's
            • RUTH ASAWA | Untitled (S.422, Hanging Single-Lobed, Three Layers of Spheres)
              Nov. 15, 2019

              RUTH ASAWA | Untitled (S.422, Hanging Single-Lobed, Three Layers of Spheres)

              Est: $150,000 - $200,000

              copper, iron and brass wire

              Sotheby's
            • Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) - Untitled (S.387, Hanging Three Separate Layers of Three-Lobed Forms)
              Nov. 14, 2019

              Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) - Untitled (S.387, Hanging Three Separate Layers of Three-Lobed Forms)

              Est: $700,000 - $900,000

              Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) Untitled (S.387, Hanging Three Separate Layers of Three-Lobed Forms) hanging sculpture—copper, brass and enameled copper wire 33 x 13 ½ x 13 ½ in. (83.8 x 34.3 x 34.3 cm.)

              Christie's
            • Ruth Asawa (1926-2013)
              Sep. 25, 2019

              Ruth Asawa (1926-2013)

              Est: $200,000 - $300,000

              Untitled (S.165, Hanging Two-Sectioned, Open Windows Form), circa 1958-60 brass wire24 x 16 x 16 in.61 x 40.6 x 40.6 cm.

              Bonhams
            • Wire Sculpture, Style of Ruth Asawa
              Sep. 15, 2019

              Wire Sculpture, Style of Ruth Asawa

              Est: $4,000 - $6,000

              Style of Ruth Asawa (American, 1926–2013), Hanging Sculpture, one strand of wire, unsigned, overall: 81"h x 16"w x 16"d

              Clars Auctions
            • Ruth Asawa style woven copper floral form sculpture
              May. 19, 2019

              Ruth Asawa style woven copper floral form sculpture

              Est: $300 - $500

              Ruth Asawa style woven copper floral form sculpture, 11"w

              Clars Auctions
            • Print, Ruth Asawa
              Apr. 14, 2019

              Print, Ruth Asawa

              Est: $1,500 - $2,500

              Ruth Asawa (American, 1926-2013), Desert Flower, circa 1965, lithograph, pencil signed lower right, edition 17/20, sheet: 20'h x 20'w, overall (with frame): 28"h x 28"w

              Clars Auctions
            • RUTH ASAWA, California/North Carolina, 1926-2013, Untitled (freestanding basket), late 1940s., Woven enameled copper wire, height 6"...
              Apr. 06, 2019

              RUTH ASAWA, California/North Carolina, 1926-2013, Untitled (freestanding basket), late 1940s., Woven enameled copper wire, height 6"...

              Est: $20,000 - $30,000

              RUTH ASAWA California/North Carolina, 1926-2013 Untitled (freestanding basket), late 1940s. Exhibited by Sillman and McNair Associates, New Haven, Connecticut in the fall of 1953. Afterward owned by Sewell Sillman and James McNair. Four photographs and two floor plans documenting the show, along with a 2009 email from McNair with additional images, accompany the lot. Sewell Sillman (1924-1992) attended Black Mountain College with Asawa and the two remained friends. When Josef Albers left Black Mountain College, Sillman followed his teacher and mentor to Yale University, earning a B.F.A. in 1951, an M.F.A. in 1953 and remaining on the faculty until 1966. The Ruth Asawa Papers at Green Library, Stanford University also reference the Sillman and McNair Associates show. Ruth Asawa began creating sinuous woven wire sculptures in the 1940s, while a student at Black Mountain College. In a New York Times she is quoted as saying, "I was interested in it because of the economy of a line, making something in space, enclosing it without blocking it out. It's still transparent." She was born in Norwalk, California, the child of Japanese immigrants. During World War II she and her large family were interred under Executive Order 9066, first at a hastily erected camp at the Santa Anita racetrack, then at the Rowhwer War Relocation Center in Arkansas. Asawa was encouraged to pursue her interest in art throughout her childhood. Following graduation from the internment center's high school, she attended Milwaukee State Teachers College with the intent of becoming an art teacher. While studying in Mexico before her final year of college Asawa met designer Clara Porset, who in turn introduced her to Josef Albers, who was teaching at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. Asawa studied under Albers from 1946 to 1949. The wire sculptures that she began creating in the 1940s attained prominence in the 1950s, and her work appeared several times at the Whitney Museum. In the next decades her work became increasingly geometric and abstract. Notably, Asawa was a passionate advocate for art education. She served on the California Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and was the driving force behind the creation of the San Francisco School of the Arts, later renamed in her honor. Woven enameled copper wire, height 6". Width 14.5".

              Eldred's
            • RUTH ASAWA ATTRIBUTED WOVEN IRON WIRE SCULPTURE.
              Apr. 02, 2019

              RUTH ASAWA ATTRIBUTED WOVEN IRON WIRE SCULPTURE.

              Est: $5,000 - $7,000

              RUTH ASAWA Attributed Woven Iron Wire Sculpture. Hanging form with organic layered bulbous elements. No tags or markings.-- Dimensions: H: 49 inches: W: 12 inches: D: 12 inches ---

              Uniques & Antiques
            • Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) - Untitled (S.330, Hanging Asymmetrical Tied-Wire Eight- Branched, Closed...
              Nov. 16, 2018

              Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) - Untitled (S.330, Hanging Asymmetrical Tied-Wire Eight- Branched, Closed...

              Est: $120,000 - $180,000

              Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) Untitled (S.330, Hanging Asymmetrical Tied-Wire Eight- Branched, Closed... hanging sculpture—bronze wire 22 x 27 x 27 in. (55.88 x 68.58 x 68.58 cm)

              Christie's
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