HARRY BERTOIA | UNTITLED (SONAMBIENT)
Property from a Private Collection, Madison, Wisconsin
nine staggered rows of 5 and 4 rods (41 rods total) with cattail tops
Inconel, Monel, brass
32¾ x 8 x 8 in. (83.2 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm)
Overall good condition consistent with age. The metal surfaces with some light surface scratches, minor rubbing and minor surface soiling to the interior elements of the base, consistent with age and gentle handling. The rods show no sign of bending and are in very good condition. The base with a few small areas of discoloration and spotty oxidation. A lovely example of the sonambient form with slender cattails and great presence.
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Private Collection, Madison, Wisconsin
Acquired from the above by the present owner
This lot is offered together with a certificate of authenticity from the Harry Bertoia Foundation, Bozeman, Montana.