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Irving Harper Untitled Paper Relief Wall Sculpture



Beautifully constructed paper relief sculpture hand-built by important American industrial designer, Irving Harper. Most lauded for his creations for George Nelson Associates in his capacity as their design director, some of American modernism's most emblematic silhouettes, including that of the Marshmallow Sofa and the Sunburst Clock, are products of Harper’s genius. Numbering roughly 400 in total, Harper’s paper sculptures, each one unique, were products of his leisure time over the course of decades and constituted a private, whimsical menagerie inside his Upstate New York home, never intended or offered for public sale. It was only in 2014, mere months before his passing, when he finally consented to have them exhibited for the very first time. This example showcases Harper's signature playfulness with hand-cut, amorphic elements in an organic color palette, mounted to art board. A one-of-a-kind work of art that represents countless hours of passionate labor from the hands of one of the 20th century’s greatest creative minds. Unframed.


  • Creator
    Irving Harper (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Width: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Depth: .5 in. (1.27 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Mid-Late 20th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor wear, light creases, some aging to board. Pinholes at corners.
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU882620632222

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