Harry Bertoia Bush Form Sculpture, 1973
Large Harry Bertoia Bush Form with rare red vertical "blossom" in center.
Very dense branches, thick stem and an undulating surface.
21.5 x 23.5 x 20.25 inches
Patinated bronze branches with buds welded to copper stem set on round base
Sold with Certificate of Authenticity from the Harry Bertoia Foundation and copy of original sketch.
A conversation with Celia Bertoia:
Harry once said something like "I'm almost sad to see a flower at its peak, knowing that it will fade in a few days."
Harry Bertoia (1915-1978) Italian-born American artist, sculptor of metal works, maker of jewelry, furniture designer and philosopher. Bertoia moved to Detroit at the age of 15 and attended Cass Technical High School and later Cranbrook Academy of Art. He completed over 50 public commissions and his works are in the permanent collections of Detroit Institute of Arts, Nasher Sculpture Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum. In 1955, he completed the Altarpiece for MIT Chapel with Eero Saarinen. His friends and collaborators included Charles and Ray Eames and Florence Knoll (Knoll Inc.).
"The urge for good design is the same as the urge to go on living" ~ Harry Bertoia