Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Brutalism And Fancy Fishes! Who Needs Curtis Jere Or Flights Of Birds? The Style Smacks Of William Freidel But The Piece Doesn't Appear To Be Signed. Status: Available.
When I went out to pick up the pair of Pearsall style chairs I featured last time here on Mr. Modtomic I was lucky enough to find this exceptional vintage modern wall sculpture available as well. Of course I had to grab it up and now it's available out at Creve Coeur too.
You might remember a pair of William Freidel flower sculptures I featured here a few years back that
sported the same crispy edges you see on these Angel Fish on this large piece of wall art. Then
there's the braised "nail" background that is very much like these brutalist candle sconces that I
picked up in Chicago a while back. Now, I don't know what nails and Angel Fish have to do with
each other...but there ya go. But they look pretty good together...no?
The piece has a nice dimensionality to it too. Wouldn't this look great in a Tiki themed bar area?
Hmmm...now I'm thinking maybe I shouldn't be so quick to let it go! Neah, I have a Jere Birds
sculpture that I need to freshen up and get on the wall some time soon. This is already in my booth in
Creve Coeur. It'd be silly to pull it down and bring it home...especially when I've got too much stuff
around here already.