Important 1950s Harry Bertoia "Design of Wire Form" Pod Sculpture

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This remarkable piece consisting of 68 expandable stainless wires offers a glimpse into the genius of Harry Bertoia’s design process. This early design wire form sculpture, made by Harry Bertoia in the 1950s, would be refined years later as the highly recognizable wire “Pods” shown on the dust cover and pages 165, 166 and 167 of the book, “World of Bertoia” by Nancy N. Schiffer and Val O. Bertoia.
The wire form diameter could be expanded and contracted allowing Harry Bertoia the ability to experiment with the spacing and interaction of the stainless steel wires. A truly magnificent piece of design history from one of America’s greatest sculptors.

"Certificate of Authenticity" from Bertoia Studios available.

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Details

  • Condition
    Excellent. Sculpture mounted on stainless steel base by Bertoia Studio..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    46 in. H x 6 in. W x 6 in. D
    117 cm H x 15 cm W x 15 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU166423545322
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