27 September 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 16,250
HARRY BERTOIA (1915-1978)
MODEL FOR THE FOUNTAIN AT THE PHILADELPHIA CIVIC CENTER, CIRCA 1967
welded phosphorous bronze
4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) high, 9 ½ in. (24 cm) wide, 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) deep
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The fountain stood outside the Philadelphia Civic Center until 2000 when it was removed and kept in storage. It was recently acquired by the Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania where it will be installed after a brief restoration.
V. Bertoia, N. Schiffer, The World of Bertoia, Atglen, Pennsylvania, 2003, p. 98 for an illustration of this model, p. 99 for installation shots of the fountain at the Philadelphia Civic Center.
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