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Untitled (Horse), 1981

Sticks and paper on wire armature
100 × 157 × 36 in
254 × 398.8 × 91.4 cm
This is a unique work.
$300,000 - 400,000
Location
Palm Desert, Jackson Hole, New York, San Francisco, Montecito
Certificate
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About the work
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Provenance
Heather James Fine Art
Palm Desert, Jackson Hole, +3 more

In the 1970s, Butterfield made her first horses from plaster, papier-maché, and mud and sticks - …

In the 1970s, Butterfield made her first horses from plaster, papier-maché, and mud and sticks - organic materials that linked a horse to its environment. The emotional resonance of these forms is crucial to the artist as she considers them to be metaphorical representations of herself. Her horses are at once gentle …

Medium
Sculpture
Condition
Artwork in good condition
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
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 the natural color and texture of wood. Butterfield sometimes includes or substitutes other materials such as concrete or steel. “For the pieces I make, the gesture is really more within the body, it’s like an internalized gesture, which is more about the content, the state of mind or of being at a given instant,” she has said. The horses and the artist’s other sculptures focused on natural forms highlight a sense of movement through space.

Deborah Butterfield, ‘Untitled (Horse)’, 1981, Heather James Fine Art
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About the work
Exhibition history
Bibliography
Provenance
Heather James Fine Art
Palm Desert, Jackson Hole, +3 more

In the 1970s, Butterfield made her first horses from plaster, papier-maché, and mud and sticks - …

In the 1970s, Butterfield made her first horses from plaster, papier-maché, and mud and sticks - organic materials that linked a horse to its environment. The emotional resonance of these forms is crucial to the artist as she considers them to be metaphorical representations of herself. Her horses are at once gentle …

Medium
Sculpture
Condition
Artwork in good condition
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Deborah Butterfield
American, b. 1949
Follow

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 the natural color and texture of wood. Butterfield sometimes includes or substitutes other materials such as concrete or steel. “For the pieces I make, the gesture is really more within the body, it’s like an internalized gesture, which is more about the content, the state of mind or of being at a given instant,” she has said. The horses and the artist’s other sculptures focused on natural forms highlight a sense of movement through space.

Untitled (Horse), 1981

Sticks and paper on wire armature
100 × 157 × 36 in
254 × 398.8 × 91.4 cm
This is a unique work.
$300,000 - 400,000
Location
Palm Desert, Jackson Hole, New York, San Francisco, Montecito
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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