Artist of the moment………Lee Bontecou

 

Lee Bontecou is an American artist renown for her abstract sculpture works. Lee Bontecou was born in Providence, Rhode Island in the year 1931. Bontecou’s flourished as an artist in the 1950s and 1960s with her sculptures made with unique materials.

Bontecou received a great deal of training at the Art Student’s League of New York. Bontecou also received a Fullbright Scholarship to study abroad in Rome, Italy.

A major influence and mentor to the artist was sculptor William Zorach.

Bontecou taught for many years at Brooklyn College located in New York.

Below a signature work from Lee Bontecou that was shown at the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City:

Many of the artist’s work was a mix of steel and other modern materials including conveyor belts and mail sacks.

A brief biography and documentary on Lee Bontecou:

Price range information: Bontecou worked as a printmaker and silkscreens and lithographs can be found in the $5,000 to $20,000. Works in casein and graphite range from $20,000 to the low six figures. Sculptures in bronze and steel can reach near the 1 million dollar level.

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1 Comment »

  1. danishanwer Said:

    Elegant !


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