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Curtis Jeré “Birds in Flight” Large Brass Wall Sculpture, Signed, 1994

US$1,800

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A large signed 1994 Curtis Jeré “Birds in Flight” brass wall sculpture with hand-applied antiqued finish. Iconic and sought after piece designed in the 1960s by metal artists Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels—whose combined names form the famous Curtis Jeré moniker—and originally produced by Artisan House. This exceptionally well-done example features a much less common hand-applied antiqued finish with protective clear coat that gives it a muted, bronze-like appearance. Expansive eighteen-bird flock is constructed of cut and welded solid brass, and conveys a dynamic sense of movement and depth. Stylized, almost Brutalist forms result in a visually striking interplay of lines, shapes, and shadows that holds interest from any angle. Hand-signed and dated “C. Jeré 1994” on wing tip at far right. Mounts to the wall via three eye bolts on the back sturdy enough to support its rather substantial weight.

Details

  • Creator
    Curtis Jere (Designer),C. Jere Artisan House (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 23 in. (58.42 cm)Width: 43 in. (109.22 cm)Depth: 6.25 in. (15.88 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1990-1999
  • Date of Manufacture
    1994
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. In really great vintage condition. Only a few very tiny marks and faint tarnish spots.
  • Seller Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU955023554292

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    Ships From: San Francisco, CA
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About the Designer

Curtis Jere

Though the name Curtis Jeré is familiar to many as the maker of ebullient and eccentric modern design from the 1960s and ‘70s, relatively few are aware that it is a pseudonym for the design team of Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels. Together, the two created some of the most striking and vivid furnishings and decorative objects of their era, from sculptures and dynamically framed mirrors, to lighting and wall decorations.New Yorkers Freiler and Fels had collaborated for two decades on small jewelry lines before launching a design company called Artisan House in 1964. They combined variants of their names to create an artful persona — sometimes shortened to C. Jeré; the "surname" is pronounced with a rising inflection: jhayr-EH — that stood behind large-scale decorative metalwork, marked by semi-abstract petal forms with burnt and brazed edges. Fels served as head of design, and Freiler, known for his keen handiwork, was the production chief. The pair’s eclectic metalwork has captivated decorative art collectors and interior designers ever since.The work of Curtis Jeré displays a sense of playfulness and curiosity, while drawing on inspirations and themes that include flowers, discs, geometric forms and animal figures. Freiler and Fels had a masterful ability to work with different materials, such as patinated brass and brilliant chrome.The price of a Curtis Jeré mirror, lamp, wall-mounted sculpture or tabletop sculpture can range from $400 to $12,000, depending on the size, the rarity of the piece, the intricacy of the metalwork and the materials used in its construction. Other factors like condition can affect the perceived value and, thus, the cost of works by Curtis Jeré. As you will see on 1stDibs, the imaginative powers of the designers of Curtis Jeré pieces were boundless, and their creations will add a dash of verve in any room.
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