SALE NOW Original Hand Signed Letter, Harry Bertoia, Harry's Family Friend, 40's 50s 60s, MCM Design, Abstract Sculpture, Knoll Eames Mcm, B

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SALE NOW Original Hand Signed Letter, Harry Bertoia, Harry's Family Friend, 40's 50s 60s, MCM Design, Abstract Sculpture, Knoll Eames Mcm, B

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Vintage from the 1940s

This is one of many letters between Harry and my aunt about her sales of his art, sculptures and jewelry. I included pictures of m aunt and uncle with references to his career, her Galler where Harry Bertoia jewelry was sold, Just for added confidence. He was so young, just having moved from Topanga canyon to torrey pines where he was working for the navy. the brooch that belonged to my aunt sold for $27.000.00 in 2010, at LAMA.

Harry had no idea, while writing these letters he would become so famous. I love he innocence in these letters. I can't use watermarks to protect myself so I used pieces of it to show its authenticity. Feel free to ask as many questions as you need to



MY uncle was James B Byrnes, I knew him only as Uncle Sonny and then, Uncle Jimmy! He was HUGE in the art world and his wife, My aunt Barbara, owned the American Contemporary Gallery on Hollywood Blvd, in the late 40's. She sold Harry Bertoia's art and jewelry. This is one of many letters between them.

From 1946 – 1953 James Byrnes was the first curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Los Angeles County Museum of History, Science, and Art, which is now known as LACMA. In the thirties, Byrnes had studied art in New York at the National Academy of Design, the Art Students League, and the American Artists School, where he had met many artists before WWII. Byrnes, who served in the Navy during WWII, heard from an officer that a job was opening at the County Museum, so he left his home state of New York and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career.
The Whole story;
It starts with my auntie Barbara, who owned and ran a modern art gallery on Hollywood blvd. Showing Man Ray Films, and selling jewelry for this new & upcoming artiste who was working for the Navy, at Torrey Pines, Harry Bertoia!
Her gallery was called:
The American Contemporary Gallery, There’s a reference to it online!

http://blogs.getty.edu/pacificstandardtime/explore-the-era/archives/i169/


It wasn’t until 2011, when I inherited my uncle & auntie’s estate I finally saw the letters between Harry & my auntie! The receipts for his mono prints & jewelry that I put it all together!
I have no official paperwork on the piece, only the numerous letters between Harry and my aunt including inventory lists and messages about his sales!
A piece by Harry was sold from this same estate at LAMA in 2011

https://lamodern.com/2011/02/the-lost-harry-bertoia-brooch/
This is one of many letters between Harry and my aunt about her sales of his art, sculptures and jewelry. I included pictures of m aunt and uncle with references to his career, her Galler where Harry Bertoia jewelry was sold, Just for added confidence. He was so young, just having moved from Topanga canyon to torrey pines where he was working for the navy. the brooch that belonged to my aunt sold for $27.000.00 in 2010, at LAMA.

Harry had no idea, while writing these letters he would become so famous. I love he innocence in these letters. I can't use watermarks to protect myself so I used pieces of it to show its authenticity. Feel free to ask as many questions as you need to



MY uncle was James B Byrnes, I knew him only as Uncle Sonny and then, Uncle Jimmy! He was HUGE in the art world and his wife, My aunt Barbara, owned the American Contemporary Gallery on Hollywood Blvd, in the late 40's. She sold Harry Bertoia's art and jewelry. This is one of many letters between them.

From 1946 – 1953 James Byrnes was the first curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Los Angeles County Museum of History, Science, and Art, which is now known as LACMA. In the thirties, Byrnes had studied art in New York at the National Academy of Design, the Art Students League, and the American Artists School, where he had met many artists before WWII. Byrnes, who served in the Navy during WWII, heard from an officer that a job was opening at the County Museum, so he left his home state of New York and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career.
The Whole story;
It starts with my auntie Barbara, who owned and ran a modern art gallery on Hollywood blvd. Showing Man Ray Films, and selling jewelry for this new & upcoming artiste who was working for the Navy, at Torrey Pines, Harry Bertoia!
Her gallery was called:
The American Contemporary Gallery, There’s a reference to it online!

http://blogs.getty.edu/pacificstandardtime/explore-the-era/archives/i169/


It wasn’t until 2011, when I inherited my uncle & auntie’s estate I finally saw the letters between Harry & my auntie! The receipts for his mono prints & jewelry that I put it all together!
I have no official paperwork on the piece, only the numerous letters between Harry and my aunt including inventory lists and messages about his sales!
A piece by Harry was sold from this same estate at LAMA in 2011

https://lamodern.com/2011/02/the-lost-harry-bertoia-brooch/

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