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Harold Balazs (American, b. 1928), Untitled, wooden variation of Liberty Lake Country Club sculpture, Spokane, WA

Harold Balazs (American, b. 1928), Untitled, wooden variation of Liberty Lake Country Club sculpture, Spokane, WA

Product Description:

Carved wood sculpture, signed, circa 1964.
A note from the current owner: "Harold Balazs did a piece of art for the Liberty Lake Country Club near Spokane, Washington, built by my husband's construction firm in 1963. The following year, I wanted a metal sculpture piece to go over the fireplace in our new custom home in Spokane. At my husband's suggestion, I called Harold. He brought the piece out a few months later. He said that he started to create a piece in verdigris copper and wood. But when he got this far, the piece seemed finished--it didn't seem to need anything more. There was no metal in my metal sculpture"€”but I loved it.".

An incredibly prolific artist, for almost sixty years, Balazs has worked in diverse materials and formats -€“ from beautifully designed enamel jewelry to large-scale concrete and metal sculpture. His work, which is sometimes representational and sometimes abstract, is grounded in the use of the figure and nature. Most recently he has been concentrating on painting. This piece, with documented provenance based on a public commission, is a fine example of Balazs' work in wood.

In 2010, Harold Balazs'€™ contributions to the field were celebrated in a major retrospective exhibition organized by the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane and in a monograph published by the University of Washington Press.

Dimensions:

Height 43 in.

Width 37 in.

Depth 3 in.

Condition:

Appears good. Please contact cataloging@lofty.com for specific condition questions and to request a full condition report.

Provenance:

Commissioned by the current owner in 1964 based on the sculpture Balzas created for the Liberty Lake County Club near Spokane, WA. The current owner's husband built the Club in 1963.

About The Artist:

A note from the current owner: "Harold Balazs did a piece of art for the Liberty Lake Country Club near Spokane, Washington, built by my husband's construction firm in 1963. The following year, I wanted a metal sculpture piece to go over the fireplace in our new custom home in Spokane. At my husband's suggestion, I called Harold. He brought the piece out a few months later. He said that he started to create a piece in verdigris copper and wood. But when he got this far, the piece seemed finished--it didn't seem to need anything more. There was no metal in my metal sculpture "€”but I loved it."."

An incredibly prolific artist, for almost sixty years, Balazs has worked in diverse materials and formats -€“ from beautifully designed enamel jewelry to large-scale concrete and metal sculpture. His work, which is sometimes representational and sometimes abstract, is grounded in the use of the figure and nature. Most recently he has been concentrating on painting. This piece, with documented provenance based on a public commission, is a fine example of Balazs' work in wood.

In 2010, Harold Balazs'€™ contributions to the field were celebrated in a major retrospective exhibition organized by the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane and in a monograph published by the University of Washington Press.

 

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