Bust of John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Bronze Patinated Plaster by Robert Berks

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Bust of former President John Fitzgerald Kennedy made of bronze-patinated plaster by Robert Berks, American sculptor (1922-2011).
It bears the artist's signature "Berks," the copyright symbol and the date 1964. This is an edition of one of the artist's most important works; the larger original version can be found in the grand foyer of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. The center was renamed in 1964 following the assassination of JFK the previous year. Editions were given as gifts for those involved with the groundbreaking and building of the center. A similar example was sold as part of the collection of Jackie Kennedy Onassis at Sotheby's for $40,250 in April 1996, Lot 1012.
Details
Creator
Robert Berks (Sculptor)
Of the Period
American Modern
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
1964
Period
1960-1969
Materials and Techniques
Patinated   Plaster
Condition
Good
Dimensions
8.5 in. H x 4 in. W x 5 in. D
22 cm H x 10 cm W x 13 cm D
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU153124529893
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