Exceptional Signed Curtis Jere Brass Wall Sculpture of Airplanes and Airfield

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Very rare brass wall sculpture showing in detail airplanes and an airfield with building and landing strip. Impressive three-dimensional view.
Original piece in very good vintage condition with age appropriate patina.
Signed by Curtis Jere, circa early 1970s.

Details

  • Condition
    Good. Very good condition, nice patina..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    23 in. H x 56 in. W x 6.5 in. D
    58 cm H x 142 cm W x 17 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Weston, CT
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU145126245263

About Curtis Jere (Designer)

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 - $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 these pages, the imaginative powers of the designers of Curtis Jeré pieces were boundless, and their creations will add a dash of verve in any room.

About the Seller

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Located in Weston, CT

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