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Herbert Ferber

Four Poles I, 1979

Steel
20 1/2 × 18 × 12 in
52.1 × 45.8 × 30.5 cm
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Herbert Ferber
American, 1906–1991
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Herbert Ferber was an abstract expressionist sculptor associated with The Irascibles, a group of artists who protested the lack of abstract art in a Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition in 1950. He is one of the American artists who rejected the then conventional idea that sculpture should be comprised of solid masses; instead, Ferber created open, airy forms that in his own words “pierced” space. Throughout the 1930s, Ferber worked primarily with carved wood and stone in a figurative style, but he stopped making wood sculptures in the mid-1940s. Inspired by Henry Moore, Ferber began experimenting with steel-reinforced concrete and abstract forms. He is credited with creating one of the earliest environmental sculptures in 1960. Ferber was also an accomplished painter; he applied abstract motifs to the relief-like bases of his sculptures.

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American, 1906–1991
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Herbert Ferber was an abstract expressionist sculptor associated with The Irascibles, a group of artists who protested the lack of abstract art in a Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition in 1950. He is one of the American artists who rejected the then conventional idea that sculpture should be comprised of solid masses; instead, Ferber created open, airy forms that in his own words “pierced” space. Throughout the 1930s, Ferber worked primarily with carved wood and stone in a figurative style, but he stopped making wood sculptures in the mid-1940s. Inspired by Henry Moore, Ferber began experimenting with steel-reinforced concrete and abstract forms. He is credited with creating one of the earliest environmental sculptures in 1960. Ferber was also an accomplished painter; he applied abstract motifs to the relief-like bases of his sculptures.

Herbert Ferber

Four Poles I, 1979

Steel
20 1/2 × 18 × 12 in
52.1 × 45.8 × 30.5 cm
This is a unique work.
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location
Milan
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