BERTOIA: The Sonambient Barn Collection

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BERTOIA: The Sonambient Barn Collection

New York

BERTOIA: The Sonambient Barn Collection
Auction: Tue 7 Dec 2021
Exhibition: - Tue 7 Dec 2021
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm


Sotheby’s is honored to offer outstanding works from Harry Bertoia’s legendary Sonambient Barn Collection. This landmark auction event presents a selection of Sonambient sculptures from Bertoia’s own personal collection that represent the most superlative examples from this iconic series—those which the artist retained for their exceptional tonal and aesthetic qualities. Collectively, they are the “Sonambient”—Bertoia’s term for the sound environment the sculptures create together. It is the culmination of Bertoia’s life’s work, fulfilling his aspiration to achieve transcendence through the integration of form, sound, space, and nature. On behalf of the Bertoia family and Harry Bertoia Foundation, it is our privilege to present this seminal collection by one of America’s most revered and innovative artists of the 20th Century. Proceeds from this auction will benefit the Bertoia Catalogue Raisonné Project.


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