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each signed in pencil, numbered from the edition of XXX, on C.M.Fabriano wove paper, with full margins, each sheet 694 x 496mm (27 ¼ x 19 ½ in) (3) (unframed)

Claire Falkenstein was an American sculptor, painter, printmaker and jewellery designer. She taught for a time at the California School of Fine Arts alongside …

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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.”

Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions
2021
Alternative Worlds: Mary Bauermeister, Lee Bontecou, Claire Falkenstein, Yayoi Kusama, & Alma ThomasMichael Rosenfeld Gallery
2020
Americans in Paris: Artists in the City of Light, 1946–1965Grey Art Gallery
2018
Claire Falkenstein: Matter in MotionMichael Rosenfeld Gallery
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Struttura Grafica, Three Plates, 1963

Three engravings
27 3/10 × 19 1/2 in
69.4 × 49.6 cm
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each signed in pencil, numbered from the edition of XXX, on C.M.Fabriano wove paper, with full …

Medium

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.”

Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Claire Falkenstein
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