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Harry Bertoia Beryllium Copper Singing Bars, USA, 1970s
By Harry Bertoia
Located in New York, NY
Bertoia was always experimenting with metals and the sound they would create. One of his preferred metals was beryllium copper. These two rods slowly float until they make contact an...
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Vintage 1970s American Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Copper

Brass and Beryllium Copper Sonambinet Sounding Sculpture by Val Bertoia
By Val Bertoia
Located in Dallas, TX
Monumental Val Bertoia sculpture 60 Beryllium copper rods silvered in a brass base in two square columns. Makes a beautiful resonating tone. Title: 'Two walking squares for so...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Abstract Sculptures

Beautiful Beryllium Copper Sonambient by Val Bertoia
Located in New York, NY
Val Berotia worked with his father Harry in the development of what they termed Sonambient; sounding metallic sculpture. Val has continued the work since Harry's passing in 1978, mai...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Sculptures

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Bronze

Beryllium Copper Sonambient by Harry Bertoia, USA, 1968
By Harry Bertoia
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful scale, the sonambient consists of four leaning wire columns brazed to a heavy brass base by artist Harry Bertoia.  
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Vintage 1960s American Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass, Copper

Harry Bertoia Beryllium, Copper & Bronze Untitled Sonambient Sculpture, USA 1977
By Harry Bertoia
Located in New York, NY
A striking example of Bertoia's sounding sculptures. He created a variety of forms and this piece stands out because of the thick and heavy cylinders that top off the rods and create...
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Vintage 1970s American Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Copper

Harry Bertoia Large Beryllium Copper and Bronze Sonambient Sculpture, USA, 1960s
By Harry Bertoia
Located in New York, NY
An outstanding example of Bertoia's highly sought after sonambient sculptures. This piece has both significant height and density of rods with the addition of the impressive knockers...
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Vintage 1960s American Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Beryllium Sonambient by Harry Bertoia
By Harry Bertoia
Located in New York, NY
A fine and early lithe Beryllium on a rectangular bronze base by Harry Bertoia. The Sonambient form is arguably the most recognizable of Bertoia's sculptural creations.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Bronze, Copper

  • Beryllium Sonambient by Harry Bertoia
  • Beryllium Sonambient by Harry Bertoia
  • Beryllium Sonambient by Harry Bertoia
  • Beryllium Sonambient by Harry Bertoia
H 47.50 in. W 14 in. D 7 in.
Harry Bertoia Beryllium Bronze Kinetic Cattail Sonambient Sculpture, USA 1970s
By Harry Bertoia
Located in New York, NY
An unusual and wonderful example of Bertoia's sonambient sculptures. It has a very strong sounding quality for it's size due to the relationship between the rods and the cattails at ...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass, Copper

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