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Coming to Detroit at an early age, Harry Bertoia first learned jewelry making and later studied at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he remained after graduation to head the metalworking department. Bertoia created large-scale public-sculpture commissions as well as small-scale decorative pieces such
as Bush, which demonstrates his early training in jewelry and fine metalworking. Although abstract, Bush evokes an underwater creature or a dandelion plant that has lost its fuzzy spores.
Bronze, dark red and green patina
Height: 15in. (38.1cm)
Bequest of Mrs. Carl L. Selden
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Harry Bertoia (American, born Italy, 1915-1978). Bush. Bronze, dark red and green patina, Height: 15in. (38.1cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Mrs. Carl L. Selden, 1996.150.7. © artist or artist's estate
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