From our Fine Arts and Americana Collection, an early acrylic sculpture titled "Winged Vision" from American sculptural icon Frederick Hart (1943-1999). Hart is a famed American artist and sculptor best known for his bas relief frieze at the National Cathedral in Washington DC, a 21 x 15 foot masterpiece that was 13 years in its creation. Hart is equally well known for his "Three Soldiers" bronze sculpture which is a part of the overall Vietnam Veteran's Memorial. Hart's artistic accomplishments are many, and there is a prodigious amount of material available on the internet for those interested in learning more.
This particular piece is one of his earliest works in acrylic (and one of his best in our opinion), when it was primarily just Hart and another artist named Wilkinson who were sculpting in this medium. Since then, a flurry of other artists have flocked to acrylic sculpture as an artistic medium, but Hart was early in the movement and certainly one of the best and most famous. After his death, a lot of acrylic pieces continued to be released apparently by the estate controlling the rights to his work, and these sorts of pieces became rather prolific. But this early piece from 1993, in our opinion, is one of his best, most evocative, and most compelling. Recognizing the brilliance of this piece, we originally bought two of them and are keeping the second piece in our permanent collection.
Size and Condition: 17 inches tall, 18 1/2 inches wide. Perfect condition. This piece is # 99 out of a limited edition of 350. We are aware of only 2 other Winged Vision pieces for sale on the secondary art market at this time, and we had the best price when we last checked. If this has changed, please let us know.