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1970s Aaronel deRoy Gruber Red Magenta Vacuum Formed Plexiglas Brass Belt Buckle

$995

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Vacuum-formed red and magenta plexiglas belt buckle mounted on metal plated brass buckle created by artist and sculptor Aaronel deRoy Gruber, circa 1970's. Buckle measures 2.5" high by 4" wide by 1.5" deep and will fit a 2.13" wide belt. This is the largest buckle by deGruber that I have seen yet. Suitable for a man or woman. In very good, unworn 1970's condition. Unsigned. The following was provided by the Irving and Aaronel deRoy Gruber Foundation with thanks: Aaronel deRoy Gruber (1918-2011) was a prolific, pioneering female artist whose vibrant, volumetric Plexiglas sculptures and jewelry, and striking screenprints and canvases brought her recognition as a multifaceted modernist visionary throughout the mid-late 20th century. deRoy Gruber’s geometric sculptures are carefully orchestrated arrangements of vacuum-formed acrylic in distinct translucent colors. Widely collected today, deRoy Gruber's work was recently included in Moving Vision: Op and Kinetic Art of the Sixties and Seventies at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and is in the permanent collection of the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, the Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, Japan and several other exceptional modern art collections around the world. GEOMETRICS was the brand identity formed by deRoy Gruber in the early 1970s through which the artist designed small-scale, wearable versions of the vacuum-formed Plexiglas sculptures she had come to master within a fine-art context. Single, double and triple tier pendant arrangements designed to be worn around the neck were crafted alongside wrist-cuffs and a variety of belt-buckles consisting of a single vibrant Plexiglas composition affixed on a metal-plated base. Her work and largest collection is managed by the Irving and Aaronel deRoy Gruber Foundation, Pittsburgh.
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    Height: 2.5 in (63.5 mm)Width: 4 in (101.6 mm)Depth: 1.5 in (38.1 mm)
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    United States
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  • Date of Manufacture:
    1970s
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. In very good unworn 1970s condition.
  • Seller Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU28014617332

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