Harry Bertoia's Dandelion sculpture brings $152,500


2015-06-26 13:13:33


Harry Bertoia's Dandelion sculpture brings $152,500

Harry Bertoia's Dandelion sculpture sells in Los Angeles with a 1.7% increase on its top estimate

Bonhams 20th Century Decorative Arts Auction was led by Harry Bertoia's Dandelion sculpture, which sold for $152,000. The April 3 auction saw the sculptural piece pass its $150,000 top estimate, selling with a 1.7% increase.

Harry Bertoias Dandelion sculpture to auctionThe circa 1966 sculpture is made from gilded stainless steel and granite

A smaller version of the dandelion also put in a strong performance, bringing $52,500, while Bertoia's Bush, a work in welded, patinated bronze, sold for $25,000.

Total sales in Los Angeles exceeded $1.5m, with 90% of lots sold - a good indicator that the market for contemporary decorative arts remains buoyant.

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