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Curtis Jere

Curtis Jeré (USA)

Though the name Curtis Jeré is familiar to many as the maker of ebullient and eccentric modern design from the 1960s and ‘70s, relatively few are aware that it is a pseudonym for the design team of Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels. Together, the two created some of the most striking and vivid furnishings and decorative objects of their era, from sculptures and dynamically framed mirrors, to lighting and wall decorations.

New Yorkers Freiler and Fels had collaborated for two decades on small jewelry lines before launching a design company called Artisan House in 1964. They combined variants of their names to create an artful persona — sometimes shortened to C. Jeré; the "surname" is pronounced with a rising inflection: jhayr-EH — that stood behind large-scale decorative metalwork, marked by semi-abstract petal forms with burnt and brazed edges. Fels served as head of design, and Freiler, known for his keen handiwork, was the production chief. The pair’s eclectic metalwork has captivated decorative art collectors and interior designers ever since.

The work of Curtis Jeré displays a sense of playfulness and curiosity, while drawing on inspirations and themes that include flowers, discs, geometric forms and animal figures. Freiler and Fels had a masterful ability to work with different materials, such as patinated brass and brilliant chrome.

The price of a Curtis Jeré mirror, lamp, wall-mounted sculpture or tabletop sculpture can range from $400 to $12,000, depending on the size, the rarity of the piece, the intricacy of the metalwork and the materials used in its construction. Other factors like condition can affect the perceived value and, thus, the cost of works by Curtis Jeré.

As you will see on 1stDibs, the imaginative powers of the designers of Curtis Jeré pieces were boundless, and their creations will add a dash of verve in any room.

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Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Sunburst Sputnik Wall Art Sculpture, Curtis Jere
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Monumental and breathtaking mixed metal sculptural and Kinetic wall art piece. This unique sun burst, starburst or atomic Sputnik design features a Brutalist style cast metal backdro...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere

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Metal, Brass

Curtis Jere Tree Branch Chrome and Brass Sculptural Metal Wall Sculpture, 1990s
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
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1990s Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere Brutalist Metal Tree Sculpture, 1960s
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Metal

Curtis Jere Sphere and Circle Table Sculpture, 1990s
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
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1990s Modern Curtis Jere

Materials

Metal

Brutalist Hammered Metal Tree Sculpture with Uplight, Curtis Jere, 1960s
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Stone, Metal

Curtis Jere Modern Brass Wall Art Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
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1990s Modern Curtis Jere

Materials

Metal

Curtis Jere Brass Metal "The Knot" Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
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1990s American Curtis Jere

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Metal

Curtis Jere Chrome "Skyscraper" Table Lamps, Pair
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Monumental Mid-Century Modern pair of sculptural cubist table lamps by C. Jere. Each Brutalist style lamp is composed of a series of stacked chrome steel cubes. A switch on the cord ...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Chrome, Metal

Rare Curtis Jere Sunburst Table Sculpture, Signed
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
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1980s Vintage Curtis Jere

Materials

Metal

Curtis Jere Modern Abstract Table Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
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1990s Mid-Century Modern Curtis Jere

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Metal

Curtis Jere Brass and Chrome Wall Sculpture, 1980s
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
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1980s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Metal

Curtis Jere Triangles Abstract Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
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1990s American Curtis Jere

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Metal

Curtis Jere Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
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1990s Curtis Jere

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Metal

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Curtis Jere Tree Branch Chrome and Brass Sculptural Metal Wall Sculpture, 1990s
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Brutalist Hammered Metal Tree Sculpture with Uplight, Curtis Jere, 1960s
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Curtis Jere Mixed-Metal Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Large dimensional mixed-metal wall sculpture art by Curtis Jere. Brass, matte silver, matte black. Can be hung in several various positions and angles. Signed and dated 1993. Artisa...
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1990s Curtis Jere

Materials

Brass, Metal

Curtis Jere Chrome "Skyscraper" Table Lamps, Pair
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Monumental midcentury modern pair of sculptural cubist table lamps by C. Jere. Each brutalist style lamp is composed of a series of stacked chrome steel cubes and topped with an ove...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Chrome, Metal

Curtis Jere Brass Pedestal, Signed
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Tall modern brass drum pedestal table by Curtis Jere. Signed.
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1980s Vintage Curtis Jere

Materials

Brass, Metal

Curtis Jere Birds In Flight Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Impressive eagle bird sculpture by Curtis Jere with stainless metal pyramid base. Can be displayed as a floor or oversized table sculpture. Signed on base.
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

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Metal

  • Curtis Jere Birds In Flight Sculpture
  • Curtis Jere Birds In Flight Sculpture
  • Curtis Jere Birds In Flight Sculpture
  • Curtis Jere Birds In Flight Sculpture
H 73 in. W 18 in. D 18 in.
Kinetic Table Sculpture by Curtis Jere, Signed
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Dramatic modern abstract table sculpture featuring a curvaceous turquoise metal wave design with tubular brass rod sprays. Polished marble base. Signed and dated 1988.
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1980s Post-Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

Materials

Marble, Brass, Metal

Kinetic Table Sculpture by Curtis Jere, Signed
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Dramatic modern abstract table sculpture featuring a curvaceous turquoise metal wave design with tubular brass rod sprays. Polished marble base. Signed and dated, 1980.
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1980s Post-Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

Materials

Marble, Brass, Metal

Curtis Jere Maple Leaf Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Large brass wall hanging sculpture branch of Maple leaves by C. Jere. Signed and dated 1980.
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1980s Vintage Curtis Jere

Materials

Brass

  • Curtis Jere Maple Leaf Wall Sculpture
  • Curtis Jere Maple Leaf Wall Sculpture
  • Curtis Jere Maple Leaf Wall Sculpture
  • Curtis Jere Maple Leaf Wall Sculpture
H 27 in. W 38 in. D 8.5 in.
Curtis Jere Sunburst Mixed Metal Brass Wall Sculpture
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mid-Century Modern C Jere starburst or sun burst brutalist metal wall hanging in brass, copper and bronze tones. Dimensional sculptural design features double layered spokes and a to...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Copper, Metal

Mid Century Curtis Jere Polished Stainless Steel Table Lamp, Signed
By Curtis Jere
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Monumental Mid-Century Modern chrome table lamp by Curtis Jere featuring a polished stainless steel base and rectangular shade. Beautiful condition. Signed on base. Original wiring i...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Curtis Jere

Materials

Stainless Steel, Chrome

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