Offered by: Lobel Modern, Inc.
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Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Rare "Laviere" Sculpture in Bronze 1960s (Signed)

$ 95,000
  • Description
    “Laviere” aka “La Bonne”, a very rare and important large figural bronze sculpture attained via lost wax process, table with hand-painted abstract enamel decoration, by Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, collector’s edition of 3, American, 1960s (signed twice on bronze and also retains the original gallery label). The base is on recessed castors and is made of patinated bronze which was buried in special soil to attain its unique characteristics. This incredible sculpture was made as a tribute to the maid (la bonne); someone in the background who makes life happier and easier for everyone around them. The LaVernes took pride in respecting everyone - no matter their station in life. Their philosophy was that every single person is important and worthy of kindness and celebration. And this work represents their love of humanity in general. The LaVernes did several works centered on love and family. This work should be seen as part of that genre. The difficulty in casting such a large figure in bronze should not be understated. And the table top is simply a stunning hand-painted work of art. The table top could support a vase or other decorative item if so desired.

    ”Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, Sculpture II”, paper catalog published in the 1960’s, this sculpture is on the cover and also on page 40 there is a black and white photo of this sculpture in 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.”

    From the Collection of Kelvin LaVerne

    Dimensions of Base:
    W: 32 inches
    D: 32 inches
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Bronze, Enamels - Handcrafted
    Condition: Good. Condition: Excellent
    Creation Date: 1960s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: sculpture151
    Incollect Reference #: 668710
  • Dimensions
    W. 34 in; H. 59 in; D. 44 in;
    W. 86.36 cm; H. 149.86 cm; D. 111.76 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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