day 317 – four Harry Bertoia early sculpturesPosted: October 7, 2011 | |
Am surprised this week has gone so quickly.
These Bertoia sculptures are from the 1950’s.
What do you see in these? How do they relate to Harry’s later sculptures?
I have been locating & documenting all Bertoia sculptures since 1998 in preparation for a Catalogue Raisonne`. Someone asked me what’s my favorite sculpture. I realized every sculpture counts equally for me. I’m excited every time I find a new sculpture. Others are more critical of different sculptures. My job is to locate every piece he did so I don’t give any one sculpture more weight than another.
Do I have a favorite? …A favorite? No way. I suppose my favorites are my first pieces, the ones that made this project possible. I also really like the sculptures I showed yesterday, the ones with welded rods like the fountain maquettes. There are others I love but there’s no particular theme. I’d say the vibration in the piece is more what I’m attracted to.
If you have a sculpture or know someone who does, please contact me so it can be registered with the Harry Bertoia Research Project.
This week has been a fabulous adventure for me. Thanks for reading this . . . .