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Harry Bertoia

Untitled (Dandelion)

Estimate:

200,000

to
- 300,000 USD

Property from the Neiman Marcus Collection

Harry Bertoia

Harry Bertoia

Untitled (Dandelion)

Untitled (Dandelion)

Estimate:

200,000

to
- 300,000 USD

Lot sold:

352,800

USD

Property from the Neiman Marcus Collection

Harry Bertoia

Untitled (Dandelion)


1965

gilt stainless steel, brass and slate

77 3/4 in. (197.4 cm) high

32 1/4 in. (81.9 cm) diameter

Overall in very good condition. When viewed in person, this large-scale Dandelion presents with spectacular scale and presence. The central globe presents with very small areas of scattered discolorations to the gilding as well as minute oxidation marks which are consistent with age and not visually distracting. The bristles present with some very minor bending, which is common for such works and consistent with age and gentle handling. The central stem presents with areas of very small losses to the gilding which are not visually distracting. The central stem rests within a granite base which presents with a few very minor isolated areas of light wear and some very light abrasions to the edges and corner, not visually distracting. An exceptional and one-of-a-kind example of the form from the Neiman Marcus Collection. 


 In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Staempfli Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1965
June Kompass Nelson, Harry Bertoia, Sculptor, Detroit, 1970, fig. 67 (for a related example)
Gilberto Granger, ed., Harry Bertoia: Decisi che una sedia non poteva a bastare, Milan, 2009, p. 105 (for a related example)
Celia Bertoia, The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia, Atglen, PA, 2015, front cover and pp. 150-151 (for related examples)
Beverly H. Twitchell, Bertoia, New York, 2019, p. 203 (for a related example)
Staempfli Gallery, New York, 1965