BLEND OF POLYSTYRENE, COPPER, BRASS! DIMENSIONS: APPROXIMATELY 39" x 13" This is a highly coveted example of sixties brutalist art! Here is a work that combines a very rare blend of polystyrene injection molded with copper and brass accents. The first mold casts the incredible shapes and textures and then it is cast again - this time in a mold which applies some copper and brass to the finishes of many of the sculpted forms!The result is a completely unique look that captured the appearance of direct metal work, but with a greater level of control to turn out exactly the appearance desired! We see shades of blue, green, copper/red and gold that all pop and compete with the eye for attention! This type of piece couldn't easily be produced today, or back then, because it required expensive injection molding equipment and then the devotion of workers handcrafting the finished product with metal and polychroming.
It's in a class of it's own and that's why it is revered and coveted by knowledgeable mid century art collectors! It bridges the handcrafting world with the coming world of machine-made. An iconic example of mid century art & design! This is the finest piece of this type we have encountered! The visual, textural appeal of this piece is sensational!This would make a wonderful addition to your NY penthouse, Palm Springs atomic ranch or UK summer home! A Brutalist Masterpiece For Your Brilliant Interiors! The item "RARE BRUTALIST ABSTRACT WALL ART SCULPTURE! MID CENTURY MODERN ATOMIC DECOR 1960" is in sale since Sunday, October 4, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods & Styles\Mid-Century Modernism". The seller is "gallery20th" and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.