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"The Whisperer," Striking Art Deco Nude Black Male Sculptural Relief



Extremely fine and unique, this large gold-finished plaster bas relief sculpture of a kneeling Black male figure, whispering into the ear of an unseen companion, once graced the lobby of an Art Deco hotel in Florida. The sculptor captured the form of the male figure with strength and grace, and his kneeling, whispering pose is highly unusual. The sculpture has recently been mounted on a wood panel with a glowing walnut veneer; it is attached with screws using the original holes cast in the plaster for that purpose. Measures: 52 inches.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 52.5 in. (133.35 cm)Width: 31.5 in. (80.01 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1940s
  • Condition
    Repaired: Minor losses around the edge of the sculpture have been repaired. Excellent condition!
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU865122517652

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    Ships From: Astoria, NY
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