Presenting an absolutely beautiful pair of copper and brass Brutalist Mid Century Modern Metal Wall Sculptures with Pom Pom Flowers. This piece is signed BJ by BJ Keith who created many of the early C. Jere Sculptures for Artesian House including it's iconic 4' can opener.
The condition is very nice as shown in photos, there are no pieces missing, heavy oxidation or unsightly scratches that many sellers say is commensurate with age when it is not! One piece measures approximately 41" x 35", center limb length 51, the other piece is. About BJ Keith and C. Whenever one turns on the television or a movie and sees a large standing or tabletop metal sculpture in an office or lobby, 9 times out of 10, it is one of BJ's works under the pseudonym of C. IN BJ's WORDS: I most enjoy making artwork that combines moving, curved lines with negative space.
Line, implied movement, the balance of elements and rhythm are the foundations of my art; That's what makes my heart sing. "I like to always learn and take risks, " adds B. Who was encouraged early on by the renown Artisan House's director and founder, Jerry Fels. He took me under his wing and became my mentor and friend.
My first metal art drawings that I submitted to Jerry were pretty amateurish, " she recalls with a grimace, "but he just went crazy over my two-foot tall, pop-art metal can opener that I did as this silly school project, and he enlarged my design to four feet in height and asked me to create a whole series of kitchen-themed wall sculptures. Had her beginnings in representational work, she was never content to remain in one place.
She had the gutsiness to step out of her comfort zone and try new directions. It was only a year after her kitchen series that her work moved almost exclusively into abstract designs, emphasizing the graceful lines and movement she saw in nature. She experimented with variations in welding, soldering and sanding to achieve different finishes and looks. Taking her mentor's lead, she moved away from the safety of small sculptures and created works closer to 8 ft. Within a few years, nearly all of her work was non-objective, the quality of which elevated her work to the level of fine art.
We know with certainty that these are beautifully detailed pieces that meet or exceed Curtis Jere pieces in detail and quality. Welcome to Alpha Now (Alpha Home Décor, LLC).Our mission is to satisfy our clients by providing objects exciting the senses exhibiting character, quality, value, and distinction! We specialize in offering fine furnishings, art, antiques, and more for a fair, reasonable & competitive price. We have been in business since 2012 with a physical showroom location in Troy, MI which is approximately 30 miles north of Detroit.
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The item "Pair of POM POM Urchin Metal Wall Sculpture by BJ Keith C Jere MCM Brutalist" is in sale since Sunday, April 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Home Décor\Sculptures & Figurines". The seller is "alphahomedecor" and is located in Troy, Michigan. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.