Harry Bertoia modern sculptor

Wendell Castle: In Memoriam (1932-2018)

January 22, 2018

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

LAMA mourns the loss of envelope-pushing American furniture artist Wendell Castle, who passed away at his home in Scottsville, New York on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the age of 85. Born in Emporia, Kansas in 1932, the highly acclaimed designer and craftsman completely upended traditional distinctions separating the fields of furniture design, sculpture, and fine art over the course of some six decades.

Harry Bertoia: Sounding Sculpture

May 6, 2014

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Detail of Sonambient Sculpture (1974), Harry Bertoia

One of the most innovative artists of the 20th century, Harry Bertoia was often inspired by nature and music, and in the early 1960s, he embarked on a sonic journey to join the two disciplines. Throughout the decade, Bertoia created over a hundred Sonambient sculptures that produced various tones depending on the length and mass of the copper rods. In the upcoming May 18, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction, we are offering one of these rare Sonambient masterpieces.