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This large Brutalist hanging wall sculpture, hand-made in the 1960s, will make a fabulous focal point in any room.

Superb mid-century artwork that is an instant attention-getter.

The sculpture's strong yet delicate appearance and abstract geometric form will attract and hold your eye as you trace out its lines and interrogate its design with your mind.

This sculpture was acquired by its original owners directly from the artist who worked in Greenwich Village, New York, in the 1960s. The piece is not signed, and the owners no longer recall the artist's name. It is of the style made popular by Marc Weinstein and Curtis Jere. Whoever this artist is, he or she had a strong sense of design and proportion, and fine workmanlike skills.

The wall sculpture is comprised of tiers of large square masonry nails brazed together with bright bronze solder. Cut sheet metal panels nearly covered with the brass-toned brazing material are overlaid on the masonry nail substructures. The brazing material has natural gradations in toning from oxidation, as do small areas of the sheet metal panels where the brazing material was not applied. The rectangular and angled sheet metal forms, the texture of the metal surfaces, and the object's layered construction provide compelling visual depth that results in an ever-changing pattern of changing shadows as the room light changes during the day.

This sculpture measures about 49 inches in length, 38 inches in height, and its top tier extends about 4 inches from the wall surface. Two round metal hardware self-hangers are brazed in place on the reverse side by the artist, between which the original owners attached picture wire for hanging. Museum curators would prefer to use each ring on its own independent wall hanger or mount for the safety of the artwork. The reverse side of the sculpture has been coated with a deep charcoal colored coating to preserve the metal.

Shipping costs are separate from the price of the sculpture. Buyer pays shipping, but I am happy to make arrangements using Greyhound and will do whatever I can to expedite the shipping process, including providing estimates (please provide city and zip). Additionally, I will be happy to work with the shipper of your choice.


Bold and confident . . . a perfect and unmistakeable statement piece for your mid-century modern decor.

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Shipping information:

The buyer pays for shipping costs, which are separate from the price of the sculpture. Please contact me before purchase to discuss shipping. The sculpture will be shipped crated unless delivered in the Philadelphia area by car, in which case mileage/gas costs apply. I am happy to make shipping arrangements for you using Greyhound Express. Additionally, I will be pleased to work with the shipper of your choice to expedite the shipping process including providing estimates (please provide city and zip).

Brutalist Wall Sculpture, Brazed Masonry Nails and Sheet Metal. Mid Century Modern Wall Decor. 1960s.

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: masonry nails iron, brazing, sheet metal, paint, picture wire, fabulousness
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 111 reviews
  • Favorited by: 151 people