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Charles Arnoldi b. 1946 American

Lot 316

Fossil Series (diptych), 1987


ed. 5 of 6

38.5" x 77" x 1.75"

Stamped [Art Foundry stamp] 5/6, base

$20,000 - $40,000

SOLD: $19,200

Art Foundry, Santa Fe, NM, was founded by Dwight Hackett in 1980. Hackett collaborated with numerous artists including Bruce Nauman, Kiki Smith, Lynda Benglis, among many others.  Hackett invited Arnoldi to produce an edition for Art Foundry Editions.  The artist worked with wood sticks in the 70s and evolved into chain-saw carved works in the 1980s. "Fossil Series" exemplifies these key periods in the artist's career. 

The bronze edition was cast directly from the artist's original wood model.  For this diptych, the artist chose a white patina opposing the dark patina on the negative element.  It can be hung horizontally or vertically indoors.  With proper maintenance, it can be hung outdoors as well.

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