Claire Falkenstein

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CLAIRE FALKENSTEIN (1908-1997)
GEOMETRIC WITH CROSS-HATCHING AND MOVING POINTS, 1940
Red Clay with Sienna, White and Blue Glaze
12 1/8 x 9 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches
Reference: S150
JRFA #10339
CLAIRE FALKENSTEIN (1908-1997)
COLORSPACE #5, 1941
Oil on Canvas and Shaped Frame
23 3/4 x 24 1/4 inches
Reference: 023P8A
JRFA #10329
CLAIRE FALKENSTEIN (1908-1997)
ACCIDENT, 1945
Collage and Paint on Wood
17 5/8 x 19 1/2 x 2 5/8 inches
Reference: 032P24
JRFA #10348
CLAIRE FALKENSTEIN (1908-1997)
THE BIG APPLE, 1948
Aluminum and Hydrocal Plaster
81 x 48 x 30 inches
JRFA #10326





CLAIRE FALKENSTEIN (1908-1997)
NECKLACE, c. 1955
Brass
9 x 5 1/4 x 1 inches
Reference: F54
JRFA #10262
CLAIRE FALKENSTEIN (1908-1997)
FUSION-SUN, 1959
Copper and Glass Fusion
9 3/4 x 11 x 10 inches
Reference: S.94
JRFA #10126
CLAIRE FALKENSTEIN (1908-1997)
SUN, 1960
Copper
30 x 75 x 38 inches
Reference: S384
JRFA #10325
CLAIRE FALKENSTEIN (1908-1997)
NEVER ENDING SCREEN, c. 1963
Copper
52 x 42 x 1/4 inches
Reference: S221
JRFA #10322
CLAIRE FALKENSTEIN (1908-1997)
NEVER ENDING SCREEN, 1965
Copper with Gold and Silver Paint
21 3/4 x 14 x 1 3/4 inches
Reference: S132
JRFA #10341
CLAIRE FALKENSTEIN (1908-1997)
WHITE PAINTING, 1969
Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
68 x 67 inches
Reference: 088P58
JRFA #10332
CLAIRE FALKENSTEIN (1908-1997)
SPACE STRUCTURE, 1978
Nickel-Plated Iron
35 x 39 x 32 inches
Reference: S192
JRFA #10318

Biography

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts is proud to represent the estate of Claire Falkenstein.

Claire Falkenstein’s (1908-1997) work, with its innovative use of materials such as glass, metal and resin, reveals a prescient fascination with the possibilities of chance and choice which parallels current views of our expanding universe. Her ability to move sculpture to non-traditional realms, whereby she incorporates and suggests both the expansiveness of form as well as the compression of space, has established her as one of the most important modern artists in this medium. Falkenstein is well-known as the creator of Peggy Guggenheim’s Venice palazzo gates.

Falkenstein’s first solo museum exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1940 was followed by her works being shown at such prestigious museums as the Louvre and the Rodin Museums of Paris. When she moved to Paris for 13 years in 1950, her studio became a central meeting place for admiring critics and artists. Her works were shown at The Tate Gallery in London, Whitney Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, Art Institute of Chicago, the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Venice, National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institute, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Armand Hammer Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

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