Herbert Ferber, ‘Richmond I’, 1974, Sculpture, Copper, Phillips
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Herbert Ferber

Richmond I, 1974

Copper
8 7/10 × 17 × 12 in
22.2 × 43.2 × 30.5 cm
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Incised with the artist's signature and date "Ferber 74" on a steel plaque affixed to the sculpture
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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Incised with the artist's signature and date "Ferber 74" on a steel plaque affixed to the sculpture
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.

Herbert Ferber

Richmond I, 1974

Copper
8 7/10 × 17 × 12 in
22.2 × 43.2 × 30.5 cm
Bidding closed
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