Claire Falkenstein, ‘Mandala #1’, 1980, Anita Shapolsky Gallery
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Mandala #1, 1980

Sugar Lift Etching
35 × 23 in
88.9 × 58.4 cm
$2,500 - 5,000
Location
New York
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Claire Falkenstein
American, 1908–1997
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American sculptor Claire Falkenstein is best known for her fusions of tangled copper and melted glass. She worked with a variety of material, including traditional wood and stone, as well as experimenting with plastic, steel, glass, and aluminum. Likewise, she produced a wide range of forms, including furniture, fountains, wallpaper, jewelry, and large public works. From 1950 through the early ‘60s she lived in Europe, where she met Jean Arp and Alberto Giacometti. There she created her most famous commission, the doors for the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, a twisted web of metal and colored glass. In post-war Paris she worked with simple materials that could be found at the hardware store, especially wire, which she used to “draw” sculptural forms. “Everything is drawing,” she said. “Sculpture is drawing.”

Claire Falkenstein, ‘Mandala #1’, 1980, Anita Shapolsky Gallery
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Claire Falkenstein
American, 1908–1997
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American sculptor Claire Falkenstein is best known for her fusions of tangled copper and melted glass. She worked with a variety of material, including traditional wood and stone, as well as experimenting with plastic, steel, glass, and aluminum. Likewise, she produced a wide range of forms, including furniture, fountains, wallpaper, jewelry, and large public works. From 1950 through the early ‘60s she lived in Europe, where she met Jean Arp and Alberto Giacometti. There she created her most famous commission, the doors for the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, a twisted web of metal and colored glass. In post-war Paris she worked with simple materials that could be found at the hardware store, especially wire, which she used to “draw” sculptural forms. “Everything is drawing,” she said. “Sculpture is drawing.”

Mandala #1, 1980

Sugar Lift Etching
35 × 23 in
88.9 × 58.4 cm
$2,500 - 5,000
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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