Lot
#33
Artist:
Christine Forni
Title:
“Torso”
Auction Status

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Lot Details

Medium
Pyrite, bronze, fool's gold and pyrite from abandoned Pennsylvania coal mines, and automotive steel resin
Dimensions
20 x 9 x 7.5 in. (51 x 23 x 19 cm.)
Year:
Year: 2013-2021
Extra Info:

Inscribed in metal, backside center

Location: Chicago, IL

Seller: Christine Forni, Chicago.

Chicago-based multidisciplinary artist Christine Forni enjoyed a storied career making wearable sculptural art as a metalsmith before she segued to successfully focusing on sculptural work. Her sculptures explore the tension between the natural and industrial worlds, seamlessly blending the two opposing forces into three-dimensional objects. With a nod to Post-Minimalism, Christine's sculptures, like 'Torso', evoke the human body without being overly didactic. 'Torso', like its title suggests, is part pre-historic ribcage and part fossilized branches of an ancient gilded tree. Existing at the intersection of abstraction and representation, 'Torso' is an organic form that continues to challenge and intrigue its viewers.

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