Beverly Pepper (New York/Italy, b. 1922) burl wood abstract sculpture with hollow center enclosing a bronze sphere. Mounted to a rectangular black stone base having four horizontal incised lines on each side. Overall – 20" H x 16" W x 6" D. Mid 20th century. Biography (courtesy Askart): Beverly Pepper is known for her wood and metal sculptures in hollow, geometric shapes. She was born in New York and educated at the Pratt Institute and the Art Students League. She also studied in Paris with Fernand Leger and Andrew Lhote. In 1991 she was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and in 2003 she was awarded the Alexander Calder Prize for sculpture. Provenance: Collection of Charles and Ann Wells, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Sculpture requires repair, wire needed to mount center bronze accent to burl wood. Natural cracks, largest 8 3/4", surface of burl wood. Abrasions, largest 2", surface of burl wood.
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