Deborah Butterfield

American, b. 1949

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Deborah Butterfield’s sculptures of horses appear to be fashioned from branches, scrap metal, and weathered lumber. She uses these materials as the basis for each work, casting the final sculpture in bronze, which creates a rich patina that mimics …

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Untitled (#4108.1), 2013
Sold on Jun 22, 2021
US$88,200
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Ohia wood and leaves, cast in bronze
81.3 x 61.0 x 27.9 cm
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US$88,200
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Jun 22, 2021
Phillips
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Untitled (#4108.1), 2013
Ohia wood and leaves, cast in bronze
Jun 22, 2021
Phillips
US$88,200
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81.3 x 61.0 x 27.9 cm
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Jun 22, 2021
Phillips
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US$88,200
Untitled, 1983
Sold on Jun 22, 2021
US$52,920
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steel, aluminum and wire
99.1 x 73.0 x 33.0 cm
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US$52,920
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Jun 22, 2021
Phillips
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Untitled, 1983
steel, aluminum and wire
Jun 22, 2021
Phillips
US$52,920
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99.1 x 73.0 x 33.0 cm
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Jun 22, 2021
Phillips
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US$52,920
SILVER, 1984
Sold on May 14, 2021
US$81,250
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Silver, welded found steel
109.2 x 81.3 x 30.5 cm
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US$81,250
Auction Sale
May 14, 2021
Christie's
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DEBORAH BUTTERFIELD (B. 1949) Silver welded found steel 32 x 43 x 12 in. (81.3 x 109.2 x 30.5 cm.) Executed in 1984. This work is unique.
SILVER, 1984
Silver, welded found steel
May 14, 2021
Christie's
US$81,250
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109.2 x 81.3 x 30.5 cm
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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US$81,250
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DEBORAH BUTTERFIELD (B. 1949) Silver welded found steel 32 x 43 x 12 in. (81.3 x 109.2 x 30.5 cm.) Executed in 1984. This work is unique.
Untitled (Small Horse), 1987
Sold on May 13, 2021
US$50,400
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welded found steel
114.3 x 90.2 x 40.6 cm
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US$50,400
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May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
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welded found steel 35 ½ by 45 by 16 in. 90.2 by 114.3 by 40.6 cm. Executed in 1987.
Untitled (Small Horse), 1987
welded found steel
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
US$50,400
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114.3 x 90.2 x 40.6 cm
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May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
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US$50,400
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welded found steel 35 ½ by 45 by 16 in. 90.2 by 114.3 by 40.6 cm. Executed in 1987.
Hibiscus, 2003
Sold on Mar 9, 2021
US$200,000
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found painted steel
124.5 x 104.1 x 30.5 cm
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US$200,000
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Mar 9, 2021
Christie's
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Deborah Butterfield (b. 1949) found painted steel 41 x 49 x 12 in. (104.1 x 124.5 x 30.5 cm.) Executed in 2003. This work is unique.
Hibiscus, 2003
found painted steel
Mar 9, 2021
Christie's
US$200,000
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124.5 x 104.1 x 30.5 cm
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Mar 9, 2021
Christie's
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US$200,000
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Deborah Butterfield (b. 1949) found painted steel 41 x 49 x 12 in. (104.1 x 124.5 x 30.5 cm.) Executed in 2003. This work is unique.
Small Dry Fork Horse, 1978
Sold on Mar 9, 2021
US$62,500
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wood and wire
124.46 x 71.76 cm
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US$62,500
Auction Sale
Mar 9, 2021
Christie's
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Deborah Butterfield (b. 1949) wood and wire 28 ¼ x 49 x 10 ½ in. (71.8 x 124.5 x 26.7 cm.) Executed in 1978. This work is unique.
Small Dry Fork Horse, 1978
wood and wire
Mar 9, 2021
Christie's
US$62,500
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124.46 x 71.76 cm
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Mar 9, 2021
Christie's
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US$62,500
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Deborah Butterfield (b. 1949) wood and wire 28 ¼ x 49 x 10 ½ in. (71.8 x 124.5 x 26.7 cm.) Executed in 1978. This work is unique.
Horse, 1985
Sold on Mar 8, 2021
US$27,720
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wood, straw, paper and mud
78.7 x 59.7 x 27.9 cm
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US$27,720
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Mar 8, 2021
Sotheby's
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Property from a Private Collection, Colorado wood, straw, paper and mud 23 1/2 by 31 by 11 in. 59.7 by 78.7 by 27.9 cm. Executed in 1985. Please note this work is accompanied by a signed photocertificate from the artist.
Horse, 1985
wood, straw, paper and mud
Mar 8, 2021
Sotheby's
US$27,720
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78.7 x 59.7 x 27.9 cm
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Mar 8, 2021
Sotheby's
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US$27,720
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Property from a Private Collection, Colorado wood, straw, paper and mud 23 1/2 by 31 by 11 in. 59.7 by 78.7 by 27.9 cm. Executed in 1985. Please note this work is accompanied by a signed photocertificate from the artist.
Felted Stick Horse #2, 1982
Sold on Mar 5, 2021
US$32,760
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rag paper pulp on twigs
93.9 x 73.6 x 38.1 cm
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US$32,760
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Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
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It's the Little Things: Small Works from a Distinguished Private Collection rag paper pulp on twigs 29 by 37 by 15 in. (73.6 by 93.9 by 38.1 cm.) Executed in 1982.
Felted Stick Horse #2, 1982
rag paper pulp on twigs
Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
US$32,760
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93.9 x 73.6 x 38.1 cm
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Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
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US$32,760
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It's the Little Things: Small Works from a Distinguished Private Collection rag paper pulp on twigs 29 by 37 by 15 in. (73.6 by 93.9 by 38.1 cm.) Executed in 1982.
Punch, 1997
Sold on Jul 1, 2020
US$112,575
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bronze
101.6 x 89.0 x 26.7 cm
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US$112,575
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Jul 1, 2020
Bonhams
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Punch, 1997
bronze
Jul 1, 2020
Bonhams
US$112,575
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101.6 x 89.0 x 26.7 cm
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Jul 1, 2020
Bonhams
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US$112,575
Small Horse, 1980
Sold on May 29, 2020
US$31,325
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Sculpture
chicken wire, cheesecloth, embedded sheets of paper, rebar steel, pencil rod, rustoleum and pampus grass
81.3 x 76.2 x 20.3 cm
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US$31,325
Auction Sale
May 29, 2020
Bonhams
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Small Horse, 1980
chicken wire, cheesecloth, embedded sheets of paper, rebar steel, pencil rod, rustoleum and pampus grass
May 29, 2020
Bonhams
US$31,325
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81.3 x 76.2 x 20.3 cm
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May 29, 2020
Bonhams
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US$31,325