We are pleased to announce that we have received a grant for our continuing work in scanning, indexing, and organizing the Harry Bertoia archives.
The Harry Bertoia Foundation is expanding our product line into…
(Ladies and men who dare to be different, are you ready?)
An iconic American success story, artist Harry Bertoia, sat down with interviewer Paul Cummings in the Sonambient Barn during the summer of 1972 for the Oral History Interview project of the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. A selection of excerpts follows.
While Harry Bertoia is known for his monumental architectural commissions and impressive sounding sculptures, he also made countless small table top sculptures that offer magical charisma and levity.
We previously announced that the Foundation has started the monumental task of producing a Catalogue Raisonné.
Any household product in service for up to sixty years is going to show signs of wear and tear and that includes the robust steel wire Bertoia chairs that have been in continuous production worldwide since the first customer order shipments in 1953.
Traveling to Pennsylvania is always bittersweet because of my early history there, but this time was more sweet than bitter. The weather was wonderful, the company stellar, and the reception fantastic.
Florence, better known as Shu, who passed on January 25th at age 101, and my father, Harry Bertoia, were great friends. They worked closely together on the modern Bertoia chairs that ultimately came out in 1952.