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Philip and Kelvin LaVerne "La Famille" Sculpture Art Installation 1970s (Signed)

$ 225,000
  • Description
    One-of-a-kind life size art installation, "La Famille", with cast and patinated bronze sculptures of father, mother and daughter holding a patinated and engraved bronze and pewter table top, incorporating an abstract painting with enamel cloisonne, by Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, American 1970s (signed twice: “Philip+Kelvin LaVerne” on edge of table top, and “Philip Kelvin LaVerne” in colored part of table top). The solid bronze sculptures were attained via lost wax process which is extremely difficult with works of this size and complexity. As stated by Kelvin LaVerne discussing this unique work, “We only made one of these. “La Famille” is a sculpture of a typical family in which their love for each other is expressed in a quiet and subtle manner rather than a picture of them embracing.” It’s the celebration of the a family which enjoys every moment of being together. This work was a unique art installation which resided in their gallery. A photo of this work in the Seymour Gallery section of the LaVerne gallery is shown in this listing. Only the finest artworks were exhibited in the Seymour Gallery.

    Reference:
    ”Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, Sculpture II”, paper catalog published in the 1970’s, this sculpture art installation is shown on page 40 in a black and white photo of the LaVerne Seymour Gallery in the 1970’s with the caption that reads “Dedicated to the highest achievement of mastery, the three-dimensional beauty of bronze and pewter created in limited editions of Collector’s Pieces and Museum Items.”

    Provenance:
    From the Collection of Kelvin LaVerne
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Bronze, Pewter, Multicolor Enamels - Handcrafted
    Condition: Good. Condition: Excellent
    Creation Date: 1970s
    Styles / Movements: Studio Craft, Collectible Design, Mid Century
    Patterns: Handmade, Modern
    Dealer Reference #: sculpture196
    Incollect Reference #: 672018
  • Dimensions
    W. 96 in; H. 69 in; D. 54 in;
    W. 243.84 cm; H. 175.26 cm; D. 137.16 cm;
Message from Seller:

Lobel Modern was established by Evan Lobel in NYC in 1998 to promote important 20th century designers whose originality and exceptional craftsmanship and materials transformed their works into art. The gallery showcases period furniture, lighting, art, and decorative arts. Lobel Modern takes the condition of their inventory very seriously. If a work is not in original immaculate condition then it is restored by hand to the highest possible standards by Lobel Modern's artisans.

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