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    Frank Gehry (b. 1929)
    Fish and Wings, circa 2006
    Silver
    36 inches (91.4 cm) high
    Incised with initials to the upper right wing: FG
    Marks to the underside: TIFFANY & Co. Gehry 925 ITALY

    PROVENANCE:
    Private collection, Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Dating back to trips to the fish market in Toronto with his grandmother, Frank Gehry has always been interested in fish. He has called it "the perfect form." The undulating shape has informed much of his art and architecture including the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao Spain; the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago (2004); and the Marqués de Riscal Vineyard Hotel in Elciego, Spain (2006); as well as the Fish Sculpture at Vila Olímpica in Barcelona (1989-92) and Standing Glass Fish for the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden (1986). The motif has also appeared in smaller-scale projects such as chairs and tables out of corrugated cardboard, a bentwood Knoll furniture series, and plastic laminate lamps.

    The present example, Fish and Wings is a unique work in sterling silver that Gehry designed for Tiffany & Co as part of larger collaboration of jewelry and decorative arts. The 2006 collection was comprised of six series named after recurring motifs in Gehry's work: Fish, Torque, Axis, Fold, Equus and Orchid.


    Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000.

    Condition Report*:

    This work appears to be in very good condition, with no visible issues of note.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2016
    11th Friday
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