Palm Beach Modern Auctions
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Modern + Contemporary Art & Design

Sat, May 20, 2023 12:00PM EDT
Lot 653

Val Bertoia Sounding Sculpture, 50"H

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

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Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Val Bertoia (b. 1949)
Marking(s); notes: B-1934; 2016
Country of origin; materials: American; beryllium copper, brass
Dimensions (H, W, D): sculpture: 50.25"h, 12.25"w, 8"w; box: 54"h, 14.5"w, 9"d
Additional Information: Work titled "Equator of Sound" (B-1934) has thirty beryllium copper "cat tails" silvered to beryllium copper silvered to a brass base. The sculpture was exhibited first in Berlin, Germany, after which it was played by Oscar-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto in a French orchestral performance. Val Bertoia has dedicated the work to Sakamoto's memory in light of his recent passing. Lot is accompanied by the Certificate of Authenticity issued by Val Bertoia/Bertoia Studio, dated 9.2.2016 and custom wood storage box.

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very good, slight slant to several rods