metal sculpture

Richard MacDonald (1946-)
“Elana III Bronze” (2004)

MacDonald was successful as a commercial illustrator until his late thirties when a fire destroyed his studio, along with the accumulated works of his career as painter and illustrator. Subsequently, he began sculpting in earnest and within ten years became one of the most collected present-day figurative sculptors in America.

PHILIP JOHNSON, Rockefeller Guest House, New York 1950. Man Pointing bronze sculpture by Alberto Giacometti, 1947 (nowadays part of MoMA’s permanent collection). / NY Times

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Andrew Chase’s mechanical, lifelike animals may be made of automobile transmissions, plumbing parts, electrical conduits and sheet metal. but manage to rival their ‘nature’s own’ counterparts in beauty and grace. Watch this amazing  motion capture video to see this cheetah in motion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiEqRgCWa58 

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Assembly of that trilobite art I featured last week (apparently held together with Nd magnets)

HARRY BERTOIA, Untitled (Bush Form), USA (1973). Material welded copper, bronze with applied patina. Walnut bench by Phillip Lloyd Powell (c.1958) and multiple layer veneer dish by Tapio Wirkkala (c.1950s). / Instagram