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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 1970

welded and patinated bronze

9½ in. (24.1 cm) high

11½ in. (29.2 cm) maximum diameter

Overall in very good condition. 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 russet brown and charcoal gray. A few of the stems are very slightly misaligned which is typical for these forms. The base presents with variety in the texture and color of the metal which is inherent to the making, as well as minute and scattered verdigris marks consistent with age and the natural evolution of the medium. A highly biomorphic sculptural form.


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.

Fairweather Hardin Gallery, Chicago
Private Collection, Los Angeles
Acquired from the above by the present owner
June Kompass Nelson, Harry Bertoia, Sculptor, Detroit, 1970, figs. 63-64 (for related examples)
Nancy N. Schiffer and Val O. Bertoia, The World of Bertoia, Atglen, PA, 2003, pp. 109-113 (for related examples)
Celia Bertoia, The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia, Atglen, PA, 2015, p. 119 (for a related example)
This lot is offered together with a certificate of authenticity from the Harry Bertoia Foundation, St. George, Utah.