🔥 Incredible Mid Century Modern BRUTALIST Tree Sculpture 1960s, Life Sized HUGE


🔥 Incredible Mid Century Modern BRUTALIST Tree Sculpture 1960s, Life Sized HUGE

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🔥 Incredible Mid Century Modern BRUTALIST Tree Sculpture 1960s, Life Sized HUGE:
$20000.00


This is a masterful and astounding Mid Century Modern BRUTALIST Tree Sculpture, comprised of arc welded iron, depicting an abstracted life-sized tree with three large branches. This sculpture is almost beyond belief due to its visually striking presence and imposing size. The branches are jagged and robust, and this work represents the pinnacle of the short-lived and legendary Brutalist art movement of the 1960's - 1970's. Approximately 80 inches tall...Over 6.5 feet! (including base.) The width of this sculpture can be variated, due to the fact that all three of the iron tree branches are removable and can be turned in any sort of direction as desired. The measurements of the base alone are approximately 23 inches tall x 14 inches wide x 12 inches deep. This sculpture consists of three iron tree branches which screw into an iron plate that is loosely mounted in a large wooden block base. This work was likely kept outside for many decades, and the sculptural elements and wooden base have expected oxidation and patina from age. The threads on the bolts that mount the sculptural branches are in very good shape, however the holes that the iron tree branches screw into are worn, and therefore the branches fit loosely in their mountings (please see photos.) This piece approximately dates to the late 1960's - 1970's. Signed with the stamp: "JOSSEM" on the mounting plate. I could not find any information on a modernist sculptor by the name of Jossem, aside from French - American Chicago painter and sculptor Madeline Stanley Jossem (born 1908.) I am unsure if this is by her hand, but perhaps you know more about the artist or their work? Shipping will be incredibly expensive due to its size and the fact that this work will have to be shipped in four large and heavy packages. The wooden base alone weighs over 60 lbs. The high shipping cost is therefore unavoidable. Free Local Pickup from Los Angeles County, California is also an option. This masterpiece of Brutalist sculpture would sell for double my asking price on 1stdibs and is not comparable in scale or design with anything available on the market. Acquired from an old private art collection in Los Angeles, California. Please check out my other listings for more wonderful and unique artworks!
Brutalist Sculptures
BRUTALIST STYLE
The term brutalism— which derives from the French wordbrut, meaning “raw” — was coined to describe an architectural style that emerged in the 1950s featuring monumental buildings, usually made of unornamented concrete, whose design was meant to project an air of strength and solidity. Le Corbusieressentially created the brutalist style; its best-known iterations in the United States are the Marcel Breuer-designed Whitney Museum of American Art and Paul Rudolph's Yale Art and Architecture Building.
Lately, the word “brutalist” has been adopted by the realms of furniture design and the decorative arts to refer to cabinet's, tables and accessory pieces such as mirror frames and lighting that are made of rougher, deeply textured metals and othermaterials that are the visual and palpable antithesis of the sleek, smooth and suave. Brutalist design encompasses that which is crafted, hewn and worked by hand — an aesthetic rebuke (or, at least, a counterpoint) to furniture that is created using 21st-century materials and technology.
Paul Evans is Exhibit Afor brutalist design. His Sculpture Front cabinets laced with high-relief patinated steel mounts have become collector's items nonpareil, while the chairs and tables in his later Cityscape series and Sculpted Bronze seriesare perhaps the most expressive, attention-grabbing pieces in modern American design.Other exemplars of brutalist design are Silas Seandel,the idiosyncratic New York furniture designer and sculptor whose works in metal — in particular his tables— have a kind of brawny lyricism, and Curtis Jere,a nom-de-trade for the California team of Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels.the bold makers of expressive scorched and sheared copper and brass mirror frames and wall-mounted sculptures.The names of other brutalist designers are, so far, unknown to history.

🔥 Incredible Mid Century Modern BRUTALIST Tree Sculpture 1960s, Life Sized HUGE:
$20000.00

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