Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Curtis Jere Covered Bridge Wall Sculpture

In case you are new to the blog, the Curtis Jere design house was founded in California in 1963 and produced sculptural works ranging from the representational to the highly abstract.  Works produced by the company, particularly those of the 1960's and 70's, have become highly praised and sought after today.  Writer Mitchell Owens wrote a two page article on the history of C. Jere for the November 2010 issue of Elle Decor.  In it he remarks that "Today those pieces are attracting the admiration of leading dealers in vintage chic".  He goes on to note that after launching in 1963 Jere sculptures were distributed by Raymor, a cutting edge studio in New York City, and retailed at Gump's in San Francisco and other high end retailers in several major cities across the U.S.  This sculpture has a nice nostalgic feel to it.  The focal point is the weathered covered bridge.  In the foreground, an old rowboat is at rest between some cattails and grasses.  Fencing, a road sign and some foliage lead up to the entrance to the bridge.  45" l., 16" h., 6" d.  American, c. 1973  $450.00  SALE  $250.00