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JERRE BRASS SCULPTURE

$2,199.00

Signed Curtis Jeré Parisian Cafe brass and copper wall sculpture, circa 1960-1980s.

Though the name Curtis Jeré is familiar to many as the maker of ebullient and eccentric modern design from the 1960s and 1970s, relatively few are aware that it is a pseudonym for the design team of Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels. Together, the two created some of the most striking and vivid furnishings and decorative objects of their era, from sculptures and dynamically framed mirrors, to lighting and wall decorations.

New Yorkers Freiler and Fels had collaborated for two decades on small jewelry lines before launching a design company called Artisan House in 1964. They combined variants of their names to create an artful persona, sometimes shortened to C. Jeré; the "surname" is pronounced with a rising inflection: jhayr-EH — that stood behind large-scale decorative metalwork, marked by semi-abstract petal forms with burnt and brazed edges. Fels served as head of design, and Freiler, known for his keen handiwork, was the production chief. The pair’s eclectic metalwork has captivated decorative art collectors and interior designers ever since.

The work of Curtis Jeré displays a sense of playfulness and curiosity, while drawing on inspirations and themes that include flowers, discs, geometric forms and animal figures. Freiler and Fels had a masterful ability to work with different materials, such as patinated brass and brilliant chrome.

   Creator
   Curtis Jere (Designer)

   Of the Period
   Mid-Century Modern

   Place of Origin
   United States

   Date of Manufacture
   circa 1960s-1980s

   Period
   Mid-20th Century

   Materials and Techniques
   Brass,
   Copper

   Condition
   Excellent

   Wear
   Wear consistent with age and use

   Dimensions
   19 in.Hx46 in.Wx6 in.D
   48 cmHx117 cmWx15 cmD

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