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An Early Bill Mack Masterpiece: "Tranquility"

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Directory: Fine Art: Sculpture: Pre 2000: Item # 957719
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From our Fine Arts and Americana Collection, a stunning and massive alto-relief sculpture in bonded sand by American contemporary art legend Bill Mack.

For those who have followed the American Contemporary Art Movement over the last 20 years or so, Bill Mack needs no introduction. For those unfamiliar with his work, Bill Mack sculpts in what is referred to as “alto-relief,” which is a variation of bas-relief but incorporates even much greater depth and three dimensionality with portions of sculptures rendered in the “full round,” similar to classic Greek and Roman sculpture and statuary.

Mack is known world-wide, with pieces held in the collections of former heads of state like ex-Presidents Ford, Reagan, and Clinton, famous actors and actresses like Sylvester Stallone and Elizabeth Taylor, as well as many corporate titans and heads of industry. Mack has exhibited internationally of course, with shows in Tokyo, Frankfurt, England, and France among many others. And certain pieces of his have been enshrined permanently in American landmarks such as his sculpture entitled “Lady,” which is now part of the permanent collection of the Statute of Liberty National Monument on Liberty Island. Additionally, he has several other pieces enshrined at various important pro sports related venues, such as his Peggy Fleming statue at the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame, and his Lyle Alzado statue at the NFL Hall of Fame.

The current piece we are offering for sale is titled “Tranquility.” It is an early work from 1994 and without a doubt, is one of his finest pieces ever. It is # 12 out of an edition size of only 95 ever produced. Mack became rather prolific in recent times with a lot of smaller pieces that made his work more accessible to the collecting public, but his massive early masterpieces like “Tranquility” rarely ever come onto market.

Size and Condition: 67 inches long, 29 inches tall, 10 ½ inches deep. Perfect Condition. Signature at upper left. Due to its size and weight, this piece will need to be professionally crated for transport.