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Elliot Offner (American, 1931-2010) Great Blue Heron (Miniature), c. 1987

Auction:
2977B
Lot:
391A
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2977B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 27, 2017 4:00PM

Description:

Elliot Offner (American, 1931-2010)

Great Blue Heron (Miniature), c. 1987
Signed "© offner" on the top of the base, inscribed "Smith College" on the side of the base, and stamped "JM" in an oval and inscribed "edition 150" on the back edge of the base.
Bronze with brown patina, height 7 3/8 in. (19.0 cm).
Condition: Minor dust and grime.

Provenance: Collection of Robert Bradford Newman (1917-1983), professor of architectural acoustics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and co-founder of Bolt, Beranek and Newman Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts.

N.B. Elliot Offner taught at Smith College from 1960 until his retirement in 2004. His large bronze Great Blue Heron is a familiar sculpture on the Smith campus. The bird's twin was the first piece of public art commissioned for the city of Darien, Connecticut, in 1987, and is now in the Darien Public Library courtyard.
Estimate $1,200-1,800


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Newman Inc., B. Elliot Offner, Robert Bradford Newman, Darien, Elliot Offner, Learning, Offner, Patina, Visual arts, Cambridge

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