Jeffrey and Miriam Eger, barely out of graduate school, met Harry Bertoia in 1970. Harry, seeking someone who could film him…
From early on, my father had grandiose ideas about gongs. Several monotypes of the 1960s revealed his dreams of utilizing the Aeolian harp concept in his own sculptures.
In the 1960s, during my childhood, Harry was in the thick of his sculptural career. Architects, galleries and fans inundated him with requests.
The Bertoia sprays are beautiful flowing sculptures that shimmer and sparkle, but several issues have arisen in recent years for a number of reasons. Each topic will be addressed singly and suggested solutions proffered.
Knoll, Inc., the company which produces Bertoia chairs, recently loaned a beautiful dandelion to the Harry Bertoia Foundation.
Like any precious object, treat your sculptures with respect and care. If you do not feel comfortable doing any of the below procedures, then do NOT do them!
Harry Bertoia was born on March 10, 1915 in San Lorenzo, Friuli, Italy. Happy Birthday, Daddy!
My trip to New York was fruitful. I was able to visit several galleries who carry Bertoia works including Jonathan Boos and Lost City Arts.
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1970 saw one of the most tragic airplane accidents in university history. The entire Marshall University football team, along with coaches and staff, was killed when their aircraft crashed returning home from an away game.