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    Wendell Castle (American, b. 1932)
    Clock, 1984
    Granite, mahogany, glass, brass
    112 x 29 x 29 inches (284.5 x 73.7 x 73.7 cm)
    Incised Wendell Castle, 1984

    Please note: This lot is located in Heritage's Dallas Design District Office. It can be viewed by appointment through our Dallas office. Buyer will be responsible for pick-up at this facility.

    Wendell Castle (born 1932) is an American furniture maker who is widely
    considered the 'Father of the American Art Furniture movement.'
    With a long and rich career of making, exhibiting and teaching Castle has been
    widely influential and incredibly commercially successful. Creating first sculptural
    pieces out of plastic in the 1960's and then later sculptural wood works
    using the stack-lamination technique, he is able to easily dictate the size and
    shape of his forms, without restriction. His pieces are objects of great power,
    and grace, and he has maintained an ability to continually inspire his peers and
    delight the wider Design world.
    Castle's long career has garnered well-deserved and unparalleled fame and accolades.
    His work is included in major international institutions and collections,
    and he has been granted a large number of important awards.
    In 1994 he was awarded the 'Visionaries of the American Craft Movement' nod
    which is sponsored by the American Craft Museum. A gold medal followed
    from the American Craft Council in 1997. Grants have been given to the Castle
    studio from both the National Endowment of the Arts as well as the Comfort
    Tiffany Foundation. In 2001, he received the award of distinction from The Furniture
    Society of America.
    Heritage is proud to present during "Design Week at Heritage" the world-premiere
    of the documentary film produced by The International Wood Culture
    Society, Directed by Peter Yu: "No Looking Back, Wendell Castle: The Father
    of American Art Furniture." Please inquire for information on this important film,
    to be screened in LA during the Beverly Hills auction preview for the May 17th
    Design auction.


    Condition Report*: Scuffing to the granite base and spheres from installation, minor lifting of the veneer to verso, hinge to the clock mechanism needs to be tightened. Heritage does not guarantee the working order or completeness of clock mechanisms.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    17th Tuesday
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