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Artist: Harold Wortsman
"MIDNIGHT BLUE", sculpture, clay, relief, abstract, contemporary, ceramic
By Harold Wortsman
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Midnight Blue, a ceramic relief sculpture of high-fired porcelain pigmented with oxides, paint and epoxy, is a recent work by New York artist Harold Wortsman. This sculpture is ready to be mounted to the wall. Note the artist's hand in the mark-making – cuts and radiating lines, the suggestion of maps, geometry and counting systems – it is characteristic of Wortsman's practice. Warm, contemporary, uniquely crafted, yet speaks to ancient, tribal traditions of art-making that cross cultures and histories. Highly attuned to the art of Africa, the Middle East, India and Asia, his forms are organic abstracts with masculine and feminine attributes that resonate together as a pleasing enigma. They make sense immediately, yet never give up all their secrets. Midnight Blue was recently exhibited at Harold Wortsman: Time and Space, Orange Art Foundation, New York City, February 2022. From Harold Wortsman – "With sculpture, my material of choice is high-fired clay. Pieces are first low-fired in an electric kiln. I do not use glazes. Instead, I use oxides applied to the bisqued (low-fired) clay. As with a tattoo, oxides permit the surface underneath to breathe—like naked skin. The work is then high-fired in a gas kiln with double reduction to cone 10. The final temperature is 2,300 degrees F. At a certain point, oxygen intake is reduced to the kiln. Because the fire has reached a critical mass, it needs oxygen and chemically takes it from the clay and the oxides painted on. Like a jazz improvisation, each kiln load comes out slightly different." From Jonathan Goodman – "Wortsman has increasingly moved into his own – a place in which the relations between the abstractions of volume and the intimations of very old culture are merged in a way that is new." – Essay, "Harold Wortsman: Time and Space", Orange Art Foundation, February 2022, New York City. Harold Wortsman is a sculptor and printmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. He “creates forms that bring to mind archaic cult objects and exude a quiet concentrated strength.” (Argauer Zeitung, Switzerland). His work, an edgy mix of freedom and clarity, can be found in public and private collections in the US, including The Library of Congress, Yale University, The New York Public Library Print Collection, The New York Historical Society, Smith College, Indiana University’s Lilly Library, Brandeis University, The Newark Public Library Special Collections Division, and the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum Print Archive. Also in private and public collections in Europe, including the Municipal Collection of the City of Brugg, Switzerland. Harold studied at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, with sculptor George Spaventa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Harold Wortsman Art

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Pigment, Other Medium, Porcelain, Epoxy Resin

Harold Wortsmann (USA, 1950) - Limited Colored Engraving 16/20 - Time Hole
By Harold Wortsman
Located in Meinisberg, CH
Harold Wortsmann (American, *1950) Time Hole • Colored Engraving • Sheet ca. 28.5 x 25.5 cm • Signed, dated 2000 & limited 16/20 • Blindstamp bottom left corner • Inscribed v...
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Early 2000s American Modern Harold Wortsman Art

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Paper, Engraving

"VERTICAL 4", sculpture, clay, ceramic, abstract, tribal, pattern, tower, column
By Harold Wortsman
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Vertical 4, a ceramic sculpture of wood-fired clay pigmented with oxides, is a work by New York artist Harold Wortsman. Vertical 4 was recently exhibited at "Harold Wortsman: Time and Space" at the Orange Art Foundation, February-March 2022, New York City. Note the blending of geometric and organic forms in this work – it is characteristic of his practice – warm, contemporary, uniquely crafted, yet speaks to ancient, primitive traditions of art-making that cross cultures and histories. Highly attuned to the art of Africa, the Middle East, India and Asia, his forms are organic abstracts with masculine and feminine attributes that resonate together as a pleasing enigma. They make sense immediately, yet never give up all their secrets. From Harold Wortsman – "With sculpture, my material of choice is high-fired clay. Pieces are first low-fired in an electric kiln. I do not use glazes. Instead, I use oxides applied to the bisqued (low-fired) clay. As with a tattoo, oxides permit the surface underneath to breathe. The work is then high-fired in a gas kiln with double reduction to cone 10. The final temperature is 2,300 degrees F. At a certain point, oxygen intake is reduced to the kiln. Because the fire has reached a critical mass, it needs oxygen and chemically takes it from the clay and the oxides. Like a jazz improvisation, each kiln load comes out slightly different." From Jonathan Goodman – "Wortsman has increasingly moved into his own – a place in which the relations between the abstractions of volume and the intimations of very old culture are merged in a way that is new." – Essay, "Harold Wortsman: Time and Space", Orange Art Foundation, February 2022, New York City. Harold Wortsman is a sculptor and printmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. He “creates forms that bring to mind archaic cult objects and exude a quiet concentrated strength.” (Argauer Zeitung, Switzerland). His work, an edgy mix of freedom and clarity, can be found in public and private collections in the US, including The Library of Congress, Yale University, The New York Public Library Print Collection, The New York Historical Society, Smith College, Indiana University’s Lilly Library, Brandeis University, The Newark Public Library Special Collections Division, and the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum Print Archive. Also in private and public collections in Europe, including the Municipal Collection of the City of Brugg, Switzerland. Harold studied at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, with sculptor George Spaventa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Harold Wortsman Art

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Ceramic, Clay, Pigment, Other Medium

"VERTICAL 1", sculpture, clay, ceramic, abstract, tribal, pattern, tower, column
By Harold Wortsman
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Vertical 1, a ceramic sculpture of wood-fired clay pigmented with oxides, is a work by New York artist Harold Wortsman. Vertical 1 was recently exhibited at "Harold Wortsman: Time and Space" at the Orange Art Foundation, February-March 2022, New York City. Note the blending of geometric and organic forms in this work – it is characteristic of his practice – warm, contemporary, uniquely crafted, yet speaks to ancient, primitive traditions of art-making that cross cultures and histories. Highly attuned to the art of Africa, the Middle East, India and Asia, his forms are organic abstracts with masculine and feminine attributes that resonate together as a pleasing enigma. They make sense immediately, yet never give up all their secrets. From Harold Wortsman – "With sculpture, my material of choice is high-fired clay. Pieces are first low-fired in an electric kiln. I do not use glazes. Instead, I use oxides applied to the bisqued (low-fired) clay. As with a tattoo, oxides permit the surface underneath to breathe. The work is then high-fired in a gas kiln with double reduction to cone 10. The final temperature is 2,300 degrees F. At a certain point, oxygen intake is reduced to the kiln. Because the fire has reached a critical mass, it needs oxygen and chemically takes it from the clay and the oxides. Like a jazz improvisation, each kiln load comes out slightly different." From Jonathan Goodman – "Wortsman has increasingly moved into his own – a place in which the relations between the abstractions of volume and the intimations of very old culture are merged in a way that is new." – Essay, "Harold Wortsman: Time and Space", Orange Art Foundation, February 2022, New York City. Harold Wortsman is a sculptor and printmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. He “creates forms that bring to mind archaic cult objects and exude a quiet concentrated strength.” (Argauer Zeitung, Switzerland). His work, an edgy mix of freedom and clarity, can be found in public and private collections in the US, including The Library of Congress, Yale University, The New York Public Library Print Collection, The New York Historical Society, Smith College, Indiana University’s Lilly Library, Brandeis University, The Newark Public Library Special Collections Division, and the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum Print Archive. Also in private and public collections in Europe, including the Municipal Collection of the City of Brugg, Switzerland. Harold studied at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, with sculptor George Spaventa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Harold Wortsman Art

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Ceramic, Clay, Pigment, Other Medium

"MATHEMATICAL THEOREM", sculpture, clay, relief, abstract, contemporary, ceramic
By Harold Wortsman
Located in Toronto, Ontario
MATHEMATICAL THEOREM, a ceramic relief sculpture of high-fired clay pigmented with engobes, is a recent work by artist Harold Wortsman. This black & wh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Harold Wortsman Art

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Ceramic, Clay, Pigment, Other Medium

"ALTAR", sculpture, clay, ceramic, abstract, contemporary, tribal, pattern, mark
By Harold Wortsman
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Altar, a ceramic sculpture of high-fired clay pigmented with oxides, is a work by New York artist Harold Wortsman. Altar was recently exhibited at "Harold Wortsman: Time and Space" at the Orange Art Foundation, February-March 2022, New York City. Note the blending of geometric and organic forms in this work – it is characteristic of his practice – warm, contemporary, uniquely crafted, yet speaks to ancient, primitive traditions of art-making that cross cultures and histories. Highly attuned to the art of Africa, the Middle East, India and Asia, his forms are organic abstracts with masculine and feminine attributes that resonate together as a pleasing enigma. They make sense immediately, yet never give up all their secrets. From Harold Wortsman – "With sculpture, my material of choice is high-fired clay. Pieces are first low-fired in an electric kiln. I do not use glazes. Instead, I use oxides applied to the bisqued (low-fired) clay. As with a tattoo, oxides permit the surface underneath to breathe. The work is then high-fired in a gas kiln with double reduction to cone 10. The final temperature is 2,300 degrees F. At a certain point, oxygen intake is reduced to the kiln. Because the fire has reached a critical mass, it needs oxygen and chemically takes it from the clay and the oxides. Like a jazz improvisation, each kiln load comes out slightly different." From Jonathan Goodman, Poet & Art Critic – "Wortsman re-examines ancient and modern traditions in light of what it means to make art." – Tussle Magazine, July 2019. Harold Wortsman is a sculptor and printmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. He “creates forms that bring to mind archaic cult objects and exude a quiet concentrated strength.” (Argauer Zeitung, Switzerland). His work, an edgy mix of freedom and clarity, can be found in public and private collections in the US, including The Library of Congress, Yale University, The New York Public Library Print Collection, The New York Historical Society, Smith College, Indiana University’s Lilly Library, Brandeis University, The Newark Public Library Special Collections Division, and the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum Print Archive. Also in private and public collections in Europe, including the Municipal Collection of the City of Brugg, Switzerland. Harold studied at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, with sculptor George Spaventa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Harold Wortsman Art

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Pigment, Other Medium

"VERTICAL 7", sculpture, clay, ceramic, abstract, tribal, pattern, tower, column
By Harold Wortsman
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Vertical 7, a ceramic sculpture of wood-fired clay pigmented with oxides, is a work by New York artist Harold Wortsman. Vertical 7 was recently exhibited at "Harold Wortsman: Time and Space" at the Orange Art Foundation, February-March 2022, New York City. Note the blending of geometric and organic forms in this work – it is characteristic of his practice – warm, contemporary, uniquely crafted, yet speaks to ancient, primitive traditions of art-making that cross cultures and histories. Highly attuned to the art of Africa, the Middle East, India and Asia, his forms are organic abstracts with masculine and feminine attributes that resonate together as a pleasing enigma. They make sense immediately, yet never give up all their secrets. From Harold Wortsman – "With sculpture, my material of choice is high-fired clay. Pieces are first low-fired in an electric kiln. I do not use glazes. Instead, I use oxides applied to the bisqued (low-fired) clay. As with a tattoo, oxides permit the surface underneath to breathe. The work is then high-fired in a gas kiln with double reduction to cone 10. The final temperature is 2,300 degrees F. At a certain point, oxygen intake is reduced to the kiln. Because the fire has reached a critical mass, it needs oxygen and chemically takes it from the clay and the oxides. Like a jazz improvisation, each kiln load comes out slightly different." From Jonathan Goodman – "Wortsman has increasingly moved into his own – a place in which the relations between the abstractions of volume and the intimations of very old culture are merged in a way that is new." – Essay, "Harold Wortsman: Time and Space", Orange Art Foundation, February 2022, New York City. Harold Wortsman is a sculptor and printmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. He “creates forms that bring to mind archaic cult objects and exude a quiet concentrated strength.” (Argauer Zeitung, Switzerland). His work, an edgy mix of freedom and clarity, can be found in public and private collections in the US, including The Library of Congress, Yale University, The New York Public Library Print Collection, The New York Historical Society, Smith College, Indiana University’s Lilly Library, Brandeis University, The Newark Public Library Special Collections Division, and the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum Print Archive. Also in private and public collections in Europe, including the Municipal Collection of the City of Brugg, Switzerland. Harold studied at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, with sculptor George Spaventa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Harold Wortsman Art

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Ceramic, Clay, Pigment, Other Medium

"PROPOSITION", hand-tooled aluminum intaglio print, abstract, monotype, framed
By Harold Wortsman
Located in Toronto, Ontario
PROPOSITION is a hand-tooled aluminum intaglio print on Rives BFK 250g paper with deckle edge. It is a framed monotype in white matte wood with spacers under glass to maintain the de...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Harold Wortsman Art

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Wood, Printer's Ink, Archival Paper, Etching, Intaglio, Glass

"RED, BLACK & BROWN", sculpture, clay, ceramic, abstract, tribal, pattern
By Harold Wortsman
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Red, Black & Brown, a ceramic sculpture of high-fired clay pigmented with oxides, is a work by New York artist Harold Wortsman. Red, Black & Brown was recently exhibited at "Harold Wortsman: Time and Space" at the Orange Art Foundation, February-March 2022, New York City. Note the blending of geometric and organic forms in this work – it is characteristic of his practice – warm, contemporary, uniquely crafted, yet speaks to ancient, primitive traditions of art-making that cross cultures and histories. Highly attuned to the art of Africa, the Middle East, India and Asia, his forms are organic abstracts with masculine and feminine attributes that resonate together as a pleasing enigma. They make sense immediately, yet never give up all their secrets. From Harold Wortsman – "With sculpture, my material of choice is high-fired clay. Pieces are first low-fired in an electric kiln. I do not use glazes. Instead, I use oxides applied to the bisqued (low-fired) clay. As with a tattoo, oxides permit the surface underneath to breathe. The work is then high-fired in a gas kiln with double reduction to cone 10. The final temperature is 2,300 degrees F. At a certain point, oxygen intake is reduced to the kiln. Because the fire has reached a critical mass, it needs oxygen and chemically takes it from the clay and the oxides. Like a jazz improvisation, each kiln load comes out slightly different." From Jonathan Goodman – "Wortsman has increasingly moved into his own – a place in which the relations between the abstractions of volume and the intimations of very old culture are merged in a way that is new." – Essay, "Harold Wortsman: Time and Space", Orange Art Foundation, February 2022, New York City. Harold Wortsman is a sculptor and printmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. He “creates forms that bring to mind archaic cult objects and exude a quiet concentrated strength.” (Argauer Zeitung, Switzerland). His work, an edgy mix of freedom and clarity, can be found in public and private collections in the US, including The Library of Congress, Yale University, The New York Public Library Print Collection, The New York Historical Society, Smith College, Indiana University’s Lilly Library, Brandeis University, The Newark Public Library Special Collections Division, and the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum Print Archive. Also in private and public collections in Europe, including the Municipal Collection of the City of Brugg, Switzerland. Harold studied at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, with sculptor George Spaventa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Harold Wortsman Art

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Ceramic, Clay, Pigment, Other Medium

"4+4", sculpture, clay, ceramic, abstract, contemporary, tribal, disc, geometry
By Harold Wortsman
Located in Toronto, Ontario
4+4, a ceramic sculpture of high-fired clay pigmented with oxides, is a work by New York artist Harold Wortsman. Note the blending of geometric and organic forms in this work – it is characteristic of his practice – warm, contemporary, uniquely crafted, yet speaks to ancient, primitive traditions of art-making that cross cultures and histories. Highly attuned to the art of Africa, the Middle East, India and Asia, his forms are organic abstracts with masculine and feminine attributes that resonate together as a pleasing enigma. They make sense immediately, yet never give up all their secrets. From Harold Wortsman – "With sculpture, my material of choice is high-fired clay. Pieces are first low-fired in an electric kiln. I do not use glazes. Instead, I use oxides applied to the bisqued (low-fired) clay. As with a tattoo, oxides permit the surface underneath to breathe. The work is then high-fired in a gas kiln with double reduction to cone 10. The final temperature is 2,300 degrees F. At a certain point, oxygen intake is reduced to the kiln. Because the fire has reached a critical mass, it needs oxygen and chemically takes it from the clay and the oxides painted on. Like a jazz improvisation, each kiln load comes out slightly different." From Jonathan Goodman, Poet & Art Critic – "Wortsman re-examines ancient and modern traditions in light of what it means to make art." – Tussle Magazine, July 2019. Harold Wortsman is a sculptor and printmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. He “creates forms that bring to mind archaic cult objects and exude a quiet concentrated strength.” (Argauer Zeitung, Switzerland). His work, an edgy mix of freedom and clarity, can be found in public and private collections in the US, including The Library of Congress, Yale University, The New York Public Library Print Collection, The New York Historical Society, Smith College, Indiana University’s Lilly Library, Brandeis University, The Newark Public Library Special Collections Division, and the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum Print Archive. Also in private and public collections in Europe, including the Municipal Collection of the City of Brugg, Switzerland. Harold studied at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, with sculptor George Spaventa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Harold Wortsman Art

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Ceramic, Clay, Pigment, Other Medium

"FOR THE OLD ONES", sculpture, clay, abstract, contemporary, ceramic, tribal
By Harold Wortsman
Located in Toronto, Ontario
FOR THE OLD ONES, a ceramic sculpture of high-fired clay pigmented with oxides, sitting on a slab of limestone. It is a recent work by artist Harold Wortsman. Note the blending of volumetric and organic form in this work, the mark-making and perforations on the surface, the striking colors of black and copper in variable stripes – it is characteristic of his practice – warm, contemporary, uniquely crafted, yet speaks to ancient, primitive traditions of art-making that cross cultures and histories. Highly attuned to the art of Africa, the Middle East, India and Asia, his forms are organic abstracts with masculine and feminine attributes that resonate together as a pleasing enigma. They make sense immediately, yet never give up all their secrets. From Harold Wortsman – "With sculpture, my material of choice is high-fired clay. Pieces are first low-fired in an electric kiln. I do not use glazes. Instead, I use oxides applied to the bisqued (low-fired) clay. As with a tattoo, oxides permit the surface underneath to breathe—like naked skin. The work is then high-fired in a gas kiln with double reduction to cone 10. The final temperature is 2,300 degrees F. At a certain point, oxygen intake is reduced to the kiln. Because the fire has reached a critical mass, it needs oxygen and chemically takes it from the clay and the oxides painted on. Like a jazz improvisation, each kiln load comes out slightly different." From Jonathan Goodman, Poet & Art Critic – "Wortsman re-examines ancient and modern traditions in light of what it means to make art." – Tussle Magazine, July 2019. Harold Wortsman is a sculptor and printmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. He “creates forms that bring to mind archaic cult objects and exude a quiet concentrated strength.” (Argauer Zeitung, Switzerland). His work, an edgy mix of freedom and clarity, can be found in public and private collections in the US, including The Library of Congress, Yale University, The New York Public Library Print Collection, The New York Historical Society, Smith College, Indiana University’s Lilly Library, Brandeis University, The Newark Public Library Special Collections Division, and the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum Print Archive. Also in private and public collections in Europe, including the Municipal Collection of the City of Brugg, Switzerland. Harold studied at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, with sculptor George Spaventa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Harold Wortsman Art

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Limestone

"CYCLOPS", print, hand-tooled aluminum intaglio, abstract, monotype, framed
By Harold Wortsman
Located in Toronto, Ontario
CYCLOPS is a hand-tooled aluminum intaglio print on Rives BFK 250g paper with deckle edge. It is a framed monotype in black matte wood with spacers under glass to maintain the deckle edge of paper. The print floats on museum board using archival Hayaku Japanese Hinging Paper. Like Wortsman's sculptures, the abstract components here seem to possess both organic and geometric forms. Note the four corners of black, bracing the center serpentine shape of copper and black speckled white – it is characteristic of Wortsman's practice. Warm, contemporary, uniquely crafted, yet speaks to ancient, tribal traditions of art-making that cross cultures and histories. Highly attuned to the indigenous art of Africa, the Middle East, India and Asia, his forms are organic and geometric abstracts with masculine and feminine attributes that resonate together as a pleasing enigma. They make sense immediately, yet never give up all their secrets. CYCLOPS was exhibited at Harold Wortsman...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Harold Wortsman Art

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Etching, Glass, Wood, Printer's Ink, Archival Paper, Intaglio

"NEW YORK NIGHTS", sculpture, clay, relief, abstract, contemporary
By Harold Wortsman
Located in Toronto, Ontario
NEW YORK NIGHTS, a ceramic relief sculpture of high-fired clay pigmented with oxides, is a work by artist Harold Wortsman. The relief is ready to be mo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Harold Wortsman Art

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Ceramic, Clay, Pigment, Other Medium

"CUBE, PYRAMID & SPHERE", sculpture, clay, abstract, geometric, installation
By Harold Wortsman
Located in Toronto, Ontario
CUBE, PYRAMID & SPHERE is a major work created over a five-year period. It is a variable installation, composed of 4 geometric sculptures of high-fired clay pigmented with oxides, a block of wood found in the ocean, river gravel, limestone, and slate shattered to fragments. Note the surface textures, the ground of natural stone, the colors black, umber, copper and tan throughout, the pattern of slate fragments. CUBE, PYRAMID & SPHERE is characteristic of Wortman's practice – warm, contemporary, uniquely crafted, yet speaks to ancient, primitive traditions of art-making that cross cultures and histories. Highly attuned to the art of Africa, the Middle East, India and Asia, his forms are organic abstracts with masculine and feminine attributes that resonate together as a pleasing enigma. They make sense immediately, yet never give up all their secrets. CUBE, PYRAMID & SPHERE was exhibited at BASE: Immersive Art Experiences, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY, 2017. It was also reproduced in Tussle Magazine, alongside "An Interview with Harold Wortsman...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Harold Wortsman Art

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Stone, Limestone, Slate

"OWL ROCK", print, hand-tooled aluminum intaglio, abstract contemporary, etching
By Harold Wortsman
Located in Toronto, Ontario
OWL ROCK is a hand-tooled aluminum intaglio print on Rives BFK 250g paper with deckle edge. It is currently unframed. Like Wortsman's own sculptures, the abstract components here mix the organic with roughly-hewn geometric forms. Note the dialogue between the colors umber, green and white, with the 3 perforations tying it all in – it is characteristic of Wortsman's practice. Warm, contemporary, uniquely crafted, yet speaks to ancient, tribal traditions of art-making that cross cultures and histories. Highly attuned to the indigenous art of Africa, the Middle East, India and Asia, his forms are organic and geometric abstracts with masculine and feminine attributes that resonate together as a pleasing enigma. They make sense immediately, yet never give up all their secrets. OWL ROCK was exhibited at Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, New York in 2013. And at Made In Brooklyn, Hanson Gallery, Honesdale, Pennsylvania, 2015. From Harold Wortsman – "I was introduced to printmaking in the 1990s by legendary printmaker, the late Sheila Marbain. Printer to the masters of Pop Art, like Oldenberg, Lichtenstein and Warhol, she tired of conventional silkscreen and developed her own silkscreen monotype technique. Several years of work with Marbain led to etching and hand-tooled aluminum intaglio with the great printer Sheila Goloborotko. I currently work with master printer Kathy Caraccio. While working together on a difficult project, Caraccio exclaimed: “This is not a print; it’s a painting.” Printmaking is now an integral part of the work I do." From Jonathan Goodman, Art Critic – "There are certain kinds of art that endure beyond the novel effect, demonstrating an awareness of time-honored methods and even historically potent imagistic biases, and Wortsman's work belongs to this ongoing vision." – Fronterra D, October 2016. Harold Wortsman is a sculptor and printmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. He “creates forms that bring to mind archaic cult objects and exude a quiet concentrated strength.” (Argauer Zeitung, Switzerland). His work, an edgy mix of freedom and clarity, can be found in public and private collections in the US, including The Library of Congress, Yale University, The New York Public Library Print Collection, The New York Historical Society, Smith College, Indiana University’s Lilly Library, Brandeis University, The Newark Public Library Special Collections Division, and the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum Print Archive. Also in private and public collections in Europe, including the Municipal Collection of the City of Brugg, Switzerland. Harold studied at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, with sculptor George Spaventa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Harold Wortsman Art

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Printer's Ink, Etching, Archival Paper, Intaglio

"MONUMENT", sculpture, clay, abstract, geometry, contemporary, ceramic, tribal
By Harold Wortsman
Located in Toronto, Ontario
MONUMENT, a ceramic sculpture of high-fired clay pigmented with oxides, is a recent work by artist Harold Wortsman. Note the volumetric geometry inhere...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Harold Wortsman Art

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Ceramic, Clay, Pigment, Other Medium

"HER DREAM", sculpture, clay, abstract, organic, contemporary, ceramic, tribal
By Harold Wortsman
Located in Toronto, Ontario
HER DREAM, a ceramic sculpture of high-fired clay pigmented with oxides, is a work by artist Harold Wortsman. Note the blending of geometric and organic forms in this work – it is ch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Harold Wortsman Art

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Ceramic, Clay, Pigment, Other Medium

"THE CIRCUS MAN'S DREAM", sculpture, fired clay, relief, abstract, contemporary
By Harold Wortsman
Located in Toronto, Ontario
THE CIRCUS MAN'S DREAM, a ceramic relief sculpture of high-fired clay pigmented with oxides, is a work by artist Harold Wortsman. The relief is ready to be mounted on the wall. Note ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Harold Wortsman Art

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Pigment, Other Medium, Epoxy Resin, Ceramic, Clay

"OBJET ÉROTIQUE", sculpture, clay, abstract, contemporary, ceramic, erotic
By Harold Wortsman
Located in Toronto, Ontario
OBJET ÉROTIQUE, a ceramic sculpture of high-fired clay and pigmented oxides, is a new work by artist Harold Wortsman. It is installed with the two ceramic blocks seen in the photogra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Harold Wortsman Art

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Other Medium, Ceramic, Clay, Pigment

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"Wave of Whispers" is a contemporary modern abstract wall sculpture by UK artist Mari-Ruth Oda. Made from Bath Stone Jesmonite, a fine art composite material based on acrylic resin, ...
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2010s Contemporary Harold Wortsman Art

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Stone

"Chakra 1", Abstract Ceramic Sculpture, Dynamic Composition, Glaze, Porcelain
By Aya Mori
Located in St. Louis, MO
Aya Mori was born in Aichi Prefecture in Japan in 1989, and lives and work in Aichi. She studied at Aichi University of Education and completed her M.F.A. in 2014 under her mentor, Harumi Nakashima. Currently she works as a part‐time lecturer at Nagoya Zokei University of Art & Design, Aichi, Japan. Her large works were exhibited and became permanent in the collection at Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A. Recent exhibitions include New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Taipei-city, Taiwan; Duane Reed Gallery...
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2010s Contemporary Harold Wortsman Art

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Ceramic, Clay, Porcelain, Glaze, Pigment

Royal Insurance Building of Canada. (Royal Globe Insurance Company Building)
By Louis Conrad Rosenberg
Located in Storrs, CT
Royal Insurance Building of Canada. (Royal Globe Insurance Company Building) 1927. Drypoint. 12 x 6 1/2 (sheet 17 1/2 x 10 1/2). A rich impression with selective plate tone printed in black/brown ink on cream wove paper. Signed in pencil. Housed in a 20 x 16-inch archival mat, suitable for framing. Rosenberg's first published print of 1927 was a drypoint of the Royal Insurance Building of Canada in New York. From his personal journal, we know that it was executed on January 18th in London and that 108 proofs were printed on 'modern' paper and signed. The alternate name of the building is the Royal Globe Insurance Company Building. It is located in the financial district of Manhattan, 150 William Street to Gold...
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1920s American Modern Harold Wortsman Art

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Drypoint

Lapis 270 - white 3D abstract floral geometric ceramic wall composition
By Marie Laforey
Located in New York, NY
Marie Laforey is a self-taught artist based in New York, US who maintains a sustainable art practice using primarily organic material. Laforey enjoys the tactility of working with organic mediums and learning how to craft preserved moss, clay, feathers and other natural elements into beautiful abstract compositions. Primarily inspired by nature, repetition, patterns, texture and geometry are essential elements that are omnipresent in her works. About Lapis and Flos series: Laforey recent ceramic works are unique pieces that alter in patterns to give an illusion of movement and depth by using clay’s potential for building sculptural dimension. The repetitive use of a unique element, the circle is centered to her work. The circle has often been associated with the female and to Mother Earth. It has no beginning and no end, it is the whole, the essence of things. It symbolizes the ongoing energy found in nature. Laforey’s Lapis mural ceramic series...
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2010s Contemporary Harold Wortsman Art

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Clay

Rococo Diptych
Located in Boston, MA
Artist Commentary: This diptych started several years ago during a public art performance called Nike's Advice. I painted 130 feet of unprimed canvas with the public. It was scary! I don't consider myself a painter. I was having to accept Nike's Advice myself ... as in "Just Do It". Later, I used my sewing machine to stitch decorative lines. Gold-leaf was added before the surface was coated in UV filtering epoxy. The works are mounted with copper roofing nails to a stretcher bar with gold painted sides. Keywords: painted textile, abstract, mixed media Artist Biography: Susan Lenz...
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21st Century and Contemporary Harold Wortsman Art

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Gold Leaf

Rococo Diptych
Rococo Diptych
H 32 in W 52 in D 0.2 in
Douglas Semivan Abstract Modern "Receiver I" Signed and Numbered
By Douglas Semivan
Located in Detroit, MI
SALE ONE WEEK ONLY "Receiver I" is an abstract print of three diagonally placed lines. It is reminiscent of an early work by Georgia O'Keeffe, "Blue Lines X" in that both artists, Semivan and O'Keeffe, have achieved a beauty in the placement, width of, length and juxtapositions of simple lines to achieve a never ending balance and harmony for the viewer. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Douglas Semivan...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Harold Wortsman Art

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Paper, Lithograph

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