Harry Bertoia, ‘Untitled (Pendant)’, circa 1950, Sotheby's
Harry Bertoia, ‘Untitled (Pendant)’, circa 1950, Sotheby's

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Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 3 in. (13.7 x 7.7 cm) excluding upper ring

Nancy N. Schiffer and Val O. Bertoia, The World of Bertoia, Atglen, 2003, p. 24 (for a related model)
In Nature's Embrace: The World of Harry Bertoia
, exh. cat., Reading Public Museum, Reading, 2006, p. 32 (for the same related model)
Bent, Cast & Forged**: The Jewelry of Harry Bertoia, exh. cat., Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, 2015, pl. 14 (for the same related model)

Acquired directly from the artist by Harry Bertoia's metal supplier
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Harry Bertoia

Harry Bertoia’s oeuvre encompasses sound sculptures, furniture, and jewelry design. A successful designer at the mid-century furniture company Knoll, Bertoia famously designed their “Diamond chair”, a delicate and airy steel-framed chair introduced in 1952 and still sold today. He would later devote his artistic energy towards innovative sculpture, finding ways to bend and stretch metal so that when crossed with wind or touch, it would create different sounds. Many of Bertoia's “tonal sculptures” were commissioned for established institutions and as public art displays. He has also performed concerts with these pieces, even recording a series of albums known as “Sonambient” music. From a young age Bertoia was friends with other prominent designers such as Walter Gropius and Ray and Charles Eames, and he regularly designed jewelry for his friends.

Italian-American, 1915-1978, San Lorenzo, Italy

Solo Shows

2014
GRAHAM, 
New York,
Bertoia: The Sonambients

Group Shows

2018
Abstract Expressionism Meets Modern Design
2017
AbExArt 3D
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