The American sculptor Harry Bertoia was a prolific metal worker known for timeless art pieces. The artist initially worked at the Evans Product Company and later designed furniture for Knoll. Around the 1950s, Bertoia decided to dedicate his time to art and began creating sculptures from wood and metal. The upcoming Abington Auction Gallery sale presents a kinetic sculpture titled Willow by Harry Bertoia. The available gathered steel wire sculpture draws inspiration from the weeping willow trees at Bertoia’s property.
Also showcased is Louise Nevelson’s Sky Gate XXXVI monochromatic wooden sculpture. Nevelson was an intuitive sculptor who adopted the techniques of collage to assemble her wooden works. Nevelson’s signature monochrome works transform everyday objects into mysterious compositions. The coats of black paint offer grandeur to these mundane wood castaways. The auction also highlights a Florida landscape by Albert Ernest ‘Beanie’ Backus. The available oil painting features the artist’s knowledge of flora and fauna and his talent for capturing light.
Haitian street life paintings by seminal Haitian artist Philome Obin will be on offer as well. Obin’s paintings often portray dynamic interactions between people of different social classes. These personalities dwell amid the vibrant houses, cathedrals, blue skies, and mighty green mountains of Obin’s paintings. The Early Spring sale will also present Lalique Bacchantes crystal vases and sculptures, Baccarat Massena glasses, Chinese famille rose porcelain, Louis Vuitton trunks, and a Purvis Young shoe shine box. Interested collectors can explore the entire listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.
# of Lots:227
Price Range:$300 - $30,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Willow Kinetic Art sculpture by Harry Bertoia.|| Estimate: |
|Sky Gate XXXVI sculpture by Louise Nevelson.|| Estimate: |
|Florida Landscape by Albert Ernest Beanie Backus.|| Estimate: |
|Tour of Generals oil painting by Philome Obin.|| Estimate: |
|Lalique Bacchantes crystal vase|| Estimate: |
|Purvis Young vintage painted shoe shine box.|| Estimate: |