|Table Tonal||11 ¾" tall||$2,500||Online order form||(click for more info)|
|Limited Edition Reproduction Table Tonal commemorating the Bertoia Centennial of 2015, each piece numbered and dated. Complete details here »|
|The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia: The Man ∙ The Artist ∙ The Visionary||11 1/4" x 8 3/4"||$60||Purchase via Amazon.com|
The brilliant mid-century modern artist, Harry Bertoia (1915–1978), left a rich legacy of art and design, each with an intriguing history. And yet, while just about everyone has seen the Diamond Chair, few can identify Harry Bertoia as its designer. Even fewer recognize the Bertoia sculptures and other monumental pieces at various public venues. This important volume, illustrated with over 200 revealing photos, allows easy identification and appreciation of Bertoia’s work. Written with insights that only a daughter could offer, this impressive book also reveals the complex man behind the fascinating art. Personal letters and family anecdotes offer a deep look into the life and motivations of this profound metal artist. Not only will readers get a peek at the behind-the-scenes skirmishes involved in making art, but will also gain insight into the philosophy as well as technical innovation of this dynamic artist.
Order an autographed copy from the author, Celia Bertoia. You can enter a personalized dedication here.
Available now! Celebrate Harry Bertoia’s 100th birthday with this uniquely informative and captivating book. See more.
|Harry Bertoia Sonambient: Box Set||11 CDs||$100||Pre-order from Important Records|
"This is for the glory of creation"
"Bertoia’s body of work is nature echoing through man. From his famous chair to his sonic sculptures, Harry was a pure artist whose curiosity led him to myriad discoveries which can be clearly traced through the evolution of his work.... "Harry Bertoia was an intuitive, original and influential sculptor whose sensitivity led him to discover a resonant,healing world of sound within his materials. Through this discovery he created hundreds of sound sculptures, which he called Sonambient,and turned his barn into a private chapel where he would record for hours. Harry chose his favorite recordings from these sessions and released eleven LPs prior to his death in 1978.... "On the event of the centennial celebration of Harry Bertoia's birthday, Important Records announces the first digital release of his complete privately pressed recordings. This 11 CD box set includes all eleven Bertoia albums packaged in replica jackets as well as a 100 page book full of never before published images from the Bertoia estate which attempts to show the depth of this highly influential artist’s work."
Coming soon, May 26th. Experience Harry's single greatest piece of art, "the totality of his life which is nearly impossible to measure but somehow easy to feel."
|1976 Pendant||One Size||$300||(click to enlarge)|
|Sterling silver reproduction of a bronze original pendant in limited edition, each piece numbered and initialed. This unique gong style piece has a tooled attachment and sits 2 ¼" wide and 1 ¾" tall at 1.5 ounces. It was a rare late life jewelry creation that resembles the huge barn gongs, and was a prototype for a possible new jewelry line that never materialized. Our jeweler cut and then hand hammered and finished this exact replica (click here to view comparison, original on left). Includes authentication card, description, and 18" black leather cord.|
|1941 Silver Brooch||One Size||$200||(click to enlarge)|
|Sterling silver reproduction of a Cranbrook era brooch in limited edition, each piece numbered and initialed. This unique brooch has a beautifully tooled clasp and thirteen ribs with balled ends. Our jeweler cast part of it, but hand tooled much of it just the way Bertoia did. The replica is virtually identical to the original, except for the edition number (click here to view comparison, original on top). This was just the type of piece that women of high standing coveted in Detroit in the 1940s. Includes authentication card and description.|
|1942 Silver Ring||Sizes 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11||$250||(click to enlarge)|
|Sterling silver reproduction of a Cranbrook era ring in limited edition, each piece numbered and initialed. This is a thick but very wearable sleek ring with an angled slit. It may have been a practice piece for the wedding set of rings for Charles and Ray Eames made around the same time. Our jeweler cast it, then hand tooled and sanded it. The replica is virtually identical to the original except that the 40s piece was aluminum (click here to view comparison, original on right). Includes authentication card and description.|
|Monoprint Notecard Set||5 Different, 15 Total||$30||(click to enlarge)|
|These notecards are reproductions of Bertoia monoprints created in the 1940s. You will receive 3 each of 5 different and unique color drawings, originally designed on rice paper with ink. The farm scene was a woodcut of the Italian agricultural life made at Cranbrook. Cards are blank inside with an explanation of the work on the backside.|
|From Arieto to Harry Bertoia DVD||40 Minutes||$20||(click to enlarge)|
|This a well researched, high quality documentary of Bertoia’s life and work including interviews of those who knew Bertoia, on-site scenes in Italy, Canada, and the U.S.A. directed by Bruno Mercuri, produced by Videe. Finished in 2008, it was originally created in conjunction with the Bertoia retrospective exhibition in Pordenone, Italy, 2009. Parts of it can be viewed on YouTube.|
|Harry Bertoia Fifty Drawings||50 Plates||$350||Limited availability. Contact us for more information.||(click to enlarge)|
|Limited edition book published privately by A. Colish, Inc., designed by Quentin Fiore, limited edition (500) of reproduced monographics by Harry Bertoia Estate, 1980. Plates were printed by offset on Mohawk Superfine Softwhite cover stock, while text was printed on Rives heavy weight white mould made paper. This is a rare and fine art book for your collection. Includes daughter Celia Bertoia’s signature, if desired.|
|Shipping for a signed copy of The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia: The Man ∙ The Artist ∙ The Visionary - $5 via USPS Media Mail. For expedited shipping, contact us.|
|Shipping for Harry Bertoia Fifty Drawings - $25|
|Shipping for All Other Single Items - $8|
Please provide information—photos, dimensions, date if known, material, provenance or related facts—about your piece.
Authentication for sculptures or jewelry, if straightforward, is usually $300. If in-depth research is necessary, there may be additional costs.
Authentication fee for monoprints is normally $200.
You will receive an official HarryBertoia Foundation certificate of authenticity with photograph, full description, and authorized signature that will satisfy auction houses, estate sales, and most legal purposes.
The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia: The Man, the Artist, the Visionary by Celia Bertoia, Schiffer Publishing, 2015, 256 pgs., available for $60.00 from Amazon.com.
Harry Bertoia Monoprints by Nancy N. Schiffer, Schiffer Publishing, 2011, 304 pgs., available for $89.99 from SchifferBooks.com.
Harry Bertoia Fifty Drawings published privately by A. Colish, Inc., edited by Quentin Fiore, limited edition (500) of reproduced monographics by Harry Bertoia Estate, 1980, 50 plates. Available at the Harry Bertoia Store
Harry Bertoia, Sculptor by June Kompass Nelson, Wayne State University Press, 1970, 137 pgs.
Out of print, sometimes available at Amazon.com
Harry Bertoia, Printmaker by June Kompass Nelson, Wayne State University Press, 1988, 234 pgs.
Out of print, sometimes available at Amazon.com
There are occasional showing around the country; see current exhibitions for future dates
Clifford West’s Harry Bertoia’s Sculptures, 1965
Jeffrey Eger’s Sonambient: The Sound Sculpture of Harry Bertoia, 1977
Bruno Mercuri’s From Arieto to Harry Bertoia, 2008, Videe Production, Italy
From Arieto to Harry Bertoia is available above at store
Steven Sebring video (10 minutes): Restoring and Installing a Bertoia Screen at Joe Fresh.
Smithsonian American Art Museum’s “The Conservation of Harry Bertoia’s Sculpture Group Symbolizing World’s Communication in the Atomic Age”, 2005