Outstanding and Rare Dandelion Sculpture by Harry Bertoia

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The original Dandelion sculpture from The Denver Hilton, designed by architect I.M. Pei, opened in April 1960 and received accolades for its modern features. Bertoia captured the ethereal and ephemeral bloom of a dandelion at its fullest, and elevated it from a soft, fluffy weed to a metal beauty. Like much of the sculptor's most recognized work, it is a form found in nature. However, the Dandelion differs from Bertoia's bush, tree, and willow sculptures for its dynamic illusion. Though it is not a kinetic or sound sculpture, it produces the sensation of movement and vibrancy. The ironic and whimsical scale of the Dandelion magnifies a radiating energy which almost pulsates. The Dandelion, as with most of Bertoia's sculptures, goes beyond merely decorative. His work defines or contributes to the function and experience of a space or environment.







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Details
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
1960's
Period
1960-1969
Materials and Techniques
Copper
Steel
Marble
Condition
Excellent vintage.
Dimensions
139 in. H
353 cm H
Diameter
75
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
U12040380481615
Address
Lost City Arts
18 Cooper Square
New York NY 10003
US
Associations
  • 20th Century Specialists
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