55” Mid Century Modern Bijan Signed Wall Sculpture Tennis Match Curtis Jere Era
An original, brutalist all metal wall sculpture signed by the artist, Bijan. It depicts a tennis match between two men, crafted with convincing linear perspective. A crowd watches from the sidelines as the man on the left hammers the ball to his opponent, whose form suggests a powerful retaliation swing. His works are from the Curtis Jere Era. (See more info below about the artist.) In excellent condition with period wear and patina consistent with age and use but no serious damage or repairs. Please note the following item specifics:
OVERALL SIZE IN INCHES:55 long x 24 high x 6 deep.
OVERALL CONDITION (SEE SCALE BELOW):C7-Excellent
MATERIAL:Copper & Brass
CONDITION GRADING SCALE
C10-New, never used. - C9-Mint - C8-Near mint - C7-Excellent - C6-Very good - C5-Good - C4-Fair - C3-Poor
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Bijan (1936-2916),was a major force in the mid-century metal art movement and considered by many to be “The Father of Metal Sculpture.” Bijan started by renting a little old lady's garage and creating metal sculptures. He sold them to private collectors: Frank Sinatra, Carol Burnett and Joey Bishop are some others, as well as public buildings. Recently one of his carved crystal sculptures, The Illusion, sold for $35,000.
"The credit of pioneering the field of metal sculpture has rightfully been given to Bijan. His massive architectural sculptures, murals, fountains, and paintings, his collection of bronzes, have made their homes on six continents. Bijan, who is so well known for his three dimensional sculpture in bronze, copper, and brass, who expresses his art form so superbly by using the natural richness of metal, his favorite medium, was also applied to his distinct style to Etched Engravings on metal.
“START WHERE YOU ARE. USE WHAT YOU HAVE. DO WHAT YOU CAN.” ~~Arthur Ashe Quote~~