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Frederick Hart

Transcendent, 1991

Acrylic
18 × 44 1/2 in
45.7 × 113 cm
Bidding closed
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Signed to base Hart, 1991, F. Hart/SGL 146/350 CAI Together with a 44-1/2 inch high acrylic …

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Signed to base Hart, 1991, F. Hart/SGL 146/350 CAI Together with a 44-1/2 inch high acrylic pedestal designed by Hart

Condition Report: Sculpture in good condition with some rubbing to female's thigh and leg, base with some scratching.

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Design/Decorative Art
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Frederick Hart
American, 1943–1999
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Best known for his public monuments, American sculptor Frederick Hart maintained an intensely representational practice throughout the height of abstract and conceptual art. Hart first developed his fascination with the human figure as an apprentice stone carver at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. In addition to traditional materials such as bronze and marble, he also pioneered the use of clear acrylic resin to cast figurative sculptures by embedding one clear sculpture within another. Hart often created reliefs and freestanding monuments that were integrated into religious and governmental architecture. An outspoken critic of abstract art movements and the shift away from absolute notions of beauty, he considered himself a direct inheritor of an old representational tradition in sculpture closely wedded to religion and moral responsibility.

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About the work
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Signed to base Hart, 1991, F. Hart/SGL 146/350 CAI Together with a 44-1/2 inch high acrylic …

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Signed to base Hart, 1991, F. Hart/SGL 146/350 CAI Together with a 44-1/2 inch high acrylic pedestal designed by Hart

Condition Report: Sculpture in good condition with some rubbing to female's thigh and leg, base with some scratching.

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Frederick Hart
American, 1943–1999
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Best known for his public monuments, American sculptor Frederick Hart maintained an intensely representational practice throughout the height of abstract and conceptual art. Hart first developed his fascination with the human figure as an apprentice stone carver at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. In addition to traditional materials such as bronze and marble, he also pioneered the use of clear acrylic resin to cast figurative sculptures by embedding one clear sculpture within another. Hart often created reliefs and freestanding monuments that were integrated into religious and governmental architecture. An outspoken critic of abstract art movements and the shift away from absolute notions of beauty, he considered himself a direct inheritor of an old representational tradition in sculpture closely wedded to religion and moral responsibility.

Frederick Hart

Transcendent, 1991

Acrylic
18 × 44 1/2 in
45.7 × 113 cm
Bidding closed
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