Christopher Wilmarth

American, 1943–1987

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Initially inspired by the formal rigor of Minimalism and modern masters Henri Matisse and Constantin Brancusi, Christopher Wilmarth made exquisitely balanced sculptures from steel and etched glass. In a 1978 New York Times review, Hilton Kramer said …

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Second Roebling #2, 1974
Sold on May 20, 2021
US$20,160
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Sculpture
Etched glass, steel and steel cable
101.6 x 101.6 x 5.7 cm
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US$20,160
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May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
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The Artist's Eye: The Collection of Tom Levine etched glass, steel and steel cable 101.6 by 101.6 by 5.7 cm 40 by 40 by 2 ¼ in Executed in 1974.
Second Roebling #2, 1974
Etched glass, steel and steel cable
May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
US$20,160
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Sculpture
101.6 x 101.6 x 5.7 cm
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May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
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US$20,160
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The Artist's Eye: The Collection of Tom Levine etched glass, steel and steel cable 101.6 by 101.6 by 5.7 cm 40 by 40 by 2 ¼ in Executed in 1974.
Doors Give Reasons, 1943-1987
Sold on Dec 3, 2020
US$25,000
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Sculpture
etched glass, steel and bronze
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US$25,000
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Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
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Christopher Wilmarth (1943-1987) Doors Give Reasons etched glass, steel and bronze 30 x 20 x 6 ¾ in. Executed in 1983.
Doors Give Reasons, 1943-1987
etched glass, steel and bronze
Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
US$25,000
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Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
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US$25,000
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Christopher Wilmarth (1943-1987) Doors Give Reasons etched glass, steel and bronze 30 x 20 x 6 ¾ in. Executed in 1983.
Untitled, 1943-1987
Sold on Aug 4, 2020
US$3,750
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Work on Paper
pastel and graphite on vellum
88.3 x 45.7 cm
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US$3,750
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Aug 4, 2020
Christie's
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Christopher Wilmarth (1943-1987) Untitled signed with the artist's initials 'CMW' (on the reverse) pastel and graphite on vellum 23 ¾ x 18 in. (88.3 x 45.7 cm.) Executed _circa_ 1970s.
Untitled, 1943-1987
pastel and graphite on vellum
Aug 4, 2020
Christie's
US$3,750
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88.3 x 45.7 cm
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Aug 4, 2020
Christie's
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US$3,750
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Christopher Wilmarth (1943-1987) Untitled signed with the artist's initials 'CMW' (on the reverse) pastel and graphite on vellum 23 ¾ x 18 in. (88.3 x 45.7 cm.) Executed _circa_ 1970s.
Schottland's Second Slope, 1943-1987
Sold on Sep 27, 2018
US$20,000
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Sculpture
glass, etched glass and steel cable
215.9 x 43.2 x 7.6 cm
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US$20,000
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Sep 27, 2018
Christie's
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Christopher Wilmarth (1943-1987) _Schottland's Second Slope_ glass, etched glass and steel cable 85 x 17 x 3 in. (215.9 x 43.2 x 7.6 cm.) Executed in 1970.
Schottland's Second Slope, 1943-1987
glass, etched glass and steel cable
Sep 27, 2018
Christie's
US$20,000
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215.9 x 43.2 x 7.6 cm
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Sep 27, 2018
Christie's
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US$20,000
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Christopher Wilmarth (1943-1987) _Schottland's Second Slope_ glass, etched glass and steel cable 85 x 17 x 3 in. (215.9 x 43.2 x 7.6 cm.) Executed in 1970.
Street Leaf #1, 1943-1987
Sold on Mar 1, 2018
US$30,000
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Sculpture
etched glass, steel and steel wire
136.8 x 75.2 x 8.3 cm
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US$30,000
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Mar 1, 2018
Christie's
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Christopher Wilmarth (1943-1987) _Street Leaf #1_ etched glass, steel and steel wire 53 7/8 x 29 5/8 x 3 ¼ in. (136.8 x 75.2 x 8.3 cm.) Executed in 1978.
Street Leaf #1, 1943-1987
etched glass, steel and steel wire
Mar 1, 2018
Christie's
US$30,000
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136.8 x 75.2 x 8.3 cm
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Mar 1, 2018
Christie's
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US$30,000
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Christopher Wilmarth (1943-1987) _Street Leaf #1_ etched glass, steel and steel wire 53 7/8 x 29 5/8 x 3 ¼ in. (136.8 x 75.2 x 8.3 cm.) Executed in 1978.
Sonoma, 1943-1987
Sold on Mar 1, 2018
US$32,500
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etched glass and steel wire
199.7 x 101 x 12.1 cm
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US$32,500
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Mar 1, 2018
Christie's
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Christopher Wilmarth (1943-1987) _Sonoma _ etched glass and steel wire 78 5/8 x 39 ¾ x 4 ¾ in. (199.7 x 101 x 12.1 cm.) Executed in 1973.
Sonoma, 1943-1987
etched glass and steel wire
Mar 1, 2018
Christie's
US$32,500
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199.7 x 101 x 12.1 cm
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Mar 1, 2018
Christie's
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US$32,500
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Christopher Wilmarth (1943-1987) _Sonoma _ etched glass and steel wire 78 5/8 x 39 ¾ x 4 ¾ in. (199.7 x 101 x 12.1 cm.) Executed in 1973.
Study for Panoply's Angel, 1943-1987
Sold on Sep 28, 2017
US$25,000
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Work on Paper
graphite, tracing paper and staples on paper mounted on paper
32.1 x 31.8 cm
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US$25,000
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Sep 28, 2017
Christie's
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Christopher Wilmarth (1943-1987) _Study for Panoply's Angel_ signed with the artist's initials and dated 'CMW 73' (lower right); signed again with the artist's initials, titled and dated again 'CMW Study for Panoply's Angel / Milan 2/73' (on the reverse) graphite, tracing paper and staples on paper mounted on paper 12 5/8 x 12 ½ in. (32.1 x 31.8 cm.) Executed in 1973.
Study for Panoply's Angel, 1943-1987
graphite, tracing paper and staples on paper mounted on paper
Sep 28, 2017
Christie's
US$25,000
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32.1 x 31.8 cm
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Sep 28, 2017
Christie's
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US$25,000
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Christopher Wilmarth (1943-1987) _Study for Panoply's Angel_ signed with the artist's initials and dated 'CMW 73' (lower right); signed again with the artist's initials, titled and dated again 'CMW Study for Panoply's Angel / Milan 2/73' (on the reverse) graphite, tracing paper and staples on paper mounted on paper 12 5/8 x 12 ½ in. (32.1 x 31.8 cm.) Executed in 1973.
Normal Drawing, 1971
Sold on Sep 27, 2017
US$35,000
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etched glass and steel wire
55.9 x 55.9 x 2.5 cm
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US$35,000
Auction Sale
Sep 27, 2017
Christie's
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Normal Drawing, 1971
etched glass and steel wire
Sep 27, 2017
Christie's
US$35,000
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55.9 x 55.9 x 2.5 cm
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Sep 27, 2017
Christie's
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US$35,000
Normal Drawing, 1943-1987
Sold on Sep 26, 2017
US$35,000
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Sculpture
etched glass and steel wire
55.9 x 55.9 x 2.5 cm
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US$35,000
Auction Sale
Sep 26, 2017
Christie's
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Christopher Wilmarth (1943-1987) _Normal Drawing_ etched glass and steel wire 22 x 22 x 1 in. (55.9 x 55.9 x 2.5 cm.) Executed in 1971.
Normal Drawing, 1943-1987
etched glass and steel wire
Sep 26, 2017
Christie's
US$35,000
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55.9 x 55.9 x 2.5 cm
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Sep 26, 2017
Christie's
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US$35,000
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Christopher Wilmarth (1943-1987) _Normal Drawing_ etched glass and steel wire 22 x 22 x 1 in. (55.9 x 55.9 x 2.5 cm.) Executed in 1971.
Sigh , 1982, 1982
Sold on Jun 7, 2017
US$5,625
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Painting
Oil on wood and cloth
50.8 x 64.14 cm
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US$5,625
Auction Sale
Jun 7, 2017
Doyle New York
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Sigh , 1982, 1982
Oil on wood and cloth
Jun 7, 2017
Doyle New York
US$5,625
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50.8 x 64.14 cm
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Jun 7, 2017
Doyle New York
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US$5,625