Ruth Asawa

American, 1926–2013

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Ruth Asawa’s intricately woven wire artworks expanded the possibilities of 20th-century sculpture. The late Japanese American artist introduced light, transparency, and movement into the traditionally rigid and monumental discipline. Asawa, who also …

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Untitled (S.360, Hanging Single-Section, Reversible Open-Window Form), 1955
Sold on Nov 12, 2021
US$562,500
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Sculpture
hanging sculpture—copper wire
29.2 x 43.18 x 29.2 cm
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Realized Price
US$562,500
Auction Sale
Nov 12, 2021
Christie's
Untitled (S.360, Hanging Single-Section, Reversible Open-Window Form), 1955
hanging sculpture—copper wire
Nov 12, 2021
Christie's
US$562,500
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125% est
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Sculpture
29.2 x 43.18 x 29.2 cm
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Auction Sale
Nov 12, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
US$562,500
Untitled (S. 846, Freestanding Tied-Wire, Closed Center, Six-Branched Tree Form), 1963
Sold on Mar 9, 2021
US$966,000
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222% est
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Sculpture
galvanized steel wire and steel mount on redwood base
99.1 x 76.2 x 101.6 cm
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Realized Price
US$966,000
Auction Sale
Mar 9, 2021
Christie's
Untitled (S. 846, Freestanding Tied-Wire, Closed Center, Six-Branched Tree Form), 1963
galvanized steel wire and steel mount on redwood base
Mar 9, 2021
Christie's
US$966,000
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222% est
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Sculpture
99.1 x 76.2 x 101.6 cm
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Auction Sale
Mar 9, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
US$966,000
Untitled (S.653, Hanging Tied-Wire, Double-Sided, Center-Tied, Six-Branched Form Based on Nature), 1968
Sold on Mar 8, 2021
US$315,000
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47% est
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Sculpture
oxidized copper wire
31.8 x 31.1 x 33.0 cm
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Realized Price
US$315,000
Auction Sale
Mar 8, 2021
Sotheby's
Untitled (S.653, Hanging Tied-Wire, Double-Sided, Center-Tied, Six-Branched Form Based on Nature), 1968
oxidized copper wire
Mar 8, 2021
Sotheby's
US$315,000
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47% est
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Sculpture
31.8 x 31.1 x 33.0 cm
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Mar 8, 2021
Sotheby's
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US$315,000
Untitled (S.788, Hanging Sphere), 1960
Sold on Feb 19, 2021
US$47,812
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6% est
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Sculpture
brass wire
7.6 x 8.9 x 7.6 cm
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Realized Price
US$47,812
Auction Sale
Feb 19, 2021
Bonhams
Untitled (S.788, Hanging Sphere), 1960
brass wire
Feb 19, 2021
Bonhams
US$47,812
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Sculpture
7.6 x 8.9 x 7.6 cm
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Auction Sale
Feb 19, 2021
Bonhams
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US$47,812
Untitled (S.045, Hanging Five-Lobed, Multilayered Continuous Form within a Form, with Spheres in the First, Second and Third Lobes), 1960
Sold on Dec 7, 2020
US$3,539,000
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102% est
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Sculpture
copper and brass wire
35.6 x 182.9 x 35.6 cm
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Realized Price
US$3,539,000
Auction Sale
Dec 7, 2020
Phillips
Untitled (S.045, Hanging Five-Lobed, Multilayered Continuous Form within a Form, with Spheres in the First, Second and Third Lobes), 1960
copper and brass wire
Dec 7, 2020
Phillips
US$3,539,000
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Sculpture
35.6 x 182.9 x 35.6 cm
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Auction Sale
Dec 7, 2020
Phillips
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US$3,539,000
UNTITLED (S.267, HANGING SIX-LOBED, FOUR PART, DISCONTINUOUS SURFACE, WITH INTERIOR FORMS IN THE THIRD, FOURTH, AND FIFTH LOBES), 1952
Sold on Oct 28, 2020
US$4,255,000
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Sculpture
brass wire
33.0 x 215.9 x 33.0 cm
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Realized Price
US$4,255,000
Auction Sale
Oct 28, 2020
Sotheby's
UNTITLED (S.267, HANGING SIX-LOBED, FOUR PART, DISCONTINUOUS SURFACE, WITH INTERIOR FORMS IN THE THIRD, FOURTH, AND FIFTH LOBES), 1952
brass wire
Oct 28, 2020
Sotheby's
US$4,255,000
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Sculpture
33.0 x 215.9 x 33.0 cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 28, 2020
Sotheby's
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US$4,255,000
Untitled (S.399, Hanging Tied Wire Open Center Six-Branched Form Based on Nature), 1926-2013
Sold on Oct 7, 2020
US$375,000
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Textile Arts
Untitled _(S.399, Hanging Tied Wire Open Center Six-Branched Form Based on Nature)_
35.6 x 35.6 x 22.9 cm
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US$375,000
Auction Sale
Oct 7, 2020
Christie's
Untitled (S.399, Hanging Tied Wire Open Center Six-Branched Form Based on Nature), 1926-2013
Untitled _(S.399, Hanging Tied Wire Open Center Six-Branched Form Based on Nature)_
Oct 7, 2020
Christie's
US$375,000
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Textile Arts
35.6 x 35.6 x 22.9 cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 7, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
US$375,000
Untitled (S.753, Hanging Ten Interlocking Double Trumpets), 1926-2013
Sold on Oct 7, 2020
US$1,050,000
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Sculpture
hanging sculpture—brass and copper wire
58.4 x 61 x 36.8 cm
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Realized Price
US$1,050,000
Auction Sale
Oct 7, 2020
Christie's
Untitled (S.753, Hanging Ten Interlocking Double Trumpets), 1926-2013
hanging sculpture—brass and copper wire
Oct 7, 2020
Christie's
US$1,050,000
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Sculpture
58.4 x 61 x 36.8 cm
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Oct 7, 2020
Christie's
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US$1,050,000
Untitled (PF.1123, Watermelon), 1973
Sold on Sep 16, 2020
US$26,325
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Work on Paper
pen and brush and green ink on technical paper
76.2 x 50.8 cm
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Realized Price
US$26,325
Auction Sale
Sep 16, 2020
Bonhams
Untitled (PF.1123, Watermelon), 1973
pen and brush and green ink on technical paper
Sep 16, 2020
Bonhams
US$26,325
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Work on Paper
76.2 x 50.8 cm
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Auction Sale
Sep 16, 2020
Bonhams
Realized Price
US$26,325
Untitled (S.402, Hanging Two Interlocked Spheres, Each Containing One Sphere that Interlocks with an Outer Half-Sphere Form), 1926-2013
Sold on Jul 10, 2020
US$639,000
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Video/Film/Animation
_Untitled _(S.402, Hanging Two Interlocked Spheres, Each Containing One Sphere that Interlocks with an Outer Half-Sphere Form)
48.3 x 55.9 x 55.9 cm
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Realized Price
US$639,000
Auction Sale
Jul 10, 2020
Christie's
Untitled (S.402, Hanging Two Interlocked Spheres, Each Containing One Sphere that Interlocks with an Outer Half-Sphere Form), 1926-2013
_Untitled _(S.402, Hanging Two Interlocked Spheres, Each Containing One Sphere that Interlocks with an Outer Half-Sphere Form)
Jul 10, 2020
Christie's
US$639,000
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113% est
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Video/Film/Animation
48.3 x 55.9 x 55.9 cm
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Auction Sale
Jul 10, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
US$639,000