This is a small, early example of one of Harry Bertoia’s bush-type sculptures

Harry Bertoia

American, 1915–1978

Bush, 1965

Bronze

8 x 8 x 8 inches

 

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Bertoia considered nature to be his strongest influence, one most apparent in his sculptures of bushes, trees, and flowers. He liked to place his works outside to become weathered, and he felt that his works had a permanence that nature lacked.

This is a small, early example of one of Bertoia’s bush-type sculptures, most of which were produced in the 1960s and 1970s. Bertoia created a number of these table-top sculptures, which varied in the density of their branches and buds, in the design of the stems, in patina, and in scale. Each one is an excellent example of this important 20th-century artist’s body of work.

This is a small, early example of one of Harry Bertoia’s bush-type sculptures