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Harry Bertoia

Untitled (Bush)

Harry Bertoia

Harry Bertoia

Untitled (Bush)

Untitled (Bush)

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Harry Bertoia

Untitled (Bush)


circa 1976

welded bronze

17 in. (43.2 cm) high

16½ in. (41.9 cm) maximum diameter

Overall in very good condition. This bush features a fused shot treatment of the central core element which contrasts beautifully with the stems and buds surrounding it. The patinated bronze surfaces present with oxidation throughout, consistent with age and the artist’s intent. The patina and oxidation to the metal varies from a powdery teal to a dark gray throughout. The base presents with great variety in the texture of the metal which is inherent to the making with light surface soiling concentrated to the recessed contours. Overall a few of the stems are very slightly misaligned which is typical for these forms. 


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.

Kaare Berntsen Collection, acquired directly from the artist, 1977
Sotheby's New York, Bertoia - Featuring Masterworks from the Kaare Berntsen Collection, November 16, 2016, lot 18
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Gilberto Granger ed., Harry Bertoia: Decisi che una sedia non poteva a bastare, Milano, 2009, p. 163 (for the present lot illustrated)
Heni-Onstad Art Center, Hovikodden, Norway, 1977
Harry Bertoia: Decisi che una sedia non poteva a bastare, 
Civic Museum of Art and Exhibition Spaces, Pordenone, Italy, May 23-September 20, 2009
This lot is offered together with a certificate of authenticity from the Harry Bertoia Foundation, St. George, Utah.