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Curtis Jere Brass Kinetic Wave Wall Sculpture, Signed, 1983



Dazzling kinetic grand scale wall sculpture designed by Curtis Jere and produced by Artisan House in the 1980s. Signed and dated 1983 ~42 inches wide by ~52 inches high. This must have been incredibly expensive to produce as each of the ~50 rods is a 30 inch long by half inch wide strip of ~20 gauge solid brass sheet that is uniformly folded to create a ~55 degree bend and every rod has a little adjustable hook at the end. The horizontal brass armature has little eye hooks that have been hand soldered evenly along the entire curvaceous length. The rods dangle freely so any breeze will cause pleasant wave movement, thus the title of the piece.


  • Creator
    Curtis Jere (Metalworker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 52 in. (132.08 cm)Width: 42 in. (106.68 cm)Depth: 12 in. (30.48 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Some scattered spotting to clear coat finish. A couple of very minor bends.
  • Seller Location
    Hingham, MA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU886624032212

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About the Metalworker

Curtis Jere

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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