"Miss Benjamin of Jamaica," by Ruth Nickerson
Bust sculpted from Tennessee marble with newly made oak pedestal.
*Published: "Sculpture in Modern America." J. Schnier, 1948. Plate #7.
Sculpture: h. 12.5" w. 7" d. 10" Base: h. 4" w. 9" d. 9" Overall: h. 16.5"
Ref: 08 RNS 01
Hand-built Sculptures by Giovanni Barbera
Studio-built, earthenware sculptures depicting a young man & woman. Roughly textured and beautifully stylized. Signed and dated by the artist. Barbera lived and worked in Palermo and was very active in the anti-fascist artist movement in Sicily. Each sculpture is signed "Barbera XI." This Roman numeral references the 11th year of the fascist government, dating these sculptures at 1930. *Publication references available.
h. 30" w. 12" d. 9" / h. 29" w. 11" d. 8"
Very good condition, with some chips and nicks to surface. Also, discoloration and one visible repair.
Ref: 08 GBB 01
Untitled Sculpture #4 by Rosanne Sniderman
Hand-built, organic stoneware form in large scale. High fired glaze in shades of blue-green and gunmetal. Signed on underside.
h. 15" diam. 19.5"
Ref: 08 RSN 05
Large & Rare Archer Sculpture by San Polo
Handmade surrealist form in ceramic with high fire glaze in blues and whites. Wood base and brass bow form. Works by San Polo of this size and abstract theme are very rare to come by.
h. 34" h2. 21" w. 28" d. 9"
Ceramic is perfect. Some scratching to wood base and great patina to metal.
Ref: 08 SP 01
Untitled Totem Sculpture by William Tarr
Brutalist sculpture in Cor-ten steel with applied cylindrical forms throughout. Signed and dated, this is a rare large-scale piece by a sculptor who was best known for his massive public sculptures. Bill Tarr worked in NYC during the 1960's and 70's. He is best known for his tribute to MLK Jr. located near Lincoln Center, as well as his "Gates of the Six Million" sculpture at Washington DC's Holocaust Museum. Provenance: Private Collection, NYC.
h. 50" w. 12" d. 12"
Price on request.
Ref: 08 WT 02
Untitled Sculpture by William Tarr
Cast bronze, column-form sculpture with applied letters, symbols and geometric shapes. *William Tarr lived and worked for most of his career in New York City and worked primarily in welded steel. This piece is typical of much of his work during that period. Signed on lower portion.
h. 16.5" w. 4" d. 4"
Ref: 08 WT 01
"Walking Woman," Unique Sculpture by Philip & Kelvin LaVerne
Abstract depiction of a walking woman, made from painted bronze pieces that have been manipulated and welded. Supported by a bronze cylindrical base. This sculpture is signed. Sculptures like this by P.& K. LaVerne are very rare.
h. 18" diam. 4.5"
Price on request.
Ref: 08 PKL 02