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Wide Wilderness: Western & Wildlife Works

Wed, May 22, 2024 11:00AM EDT
Lot 238

Paolo Soleri Large Bronze Ribbed Wind Bell

Estimate: $400 - $800

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Paolo Soleri (Italian/American, 1919-2013) for Arcosanti, United States. Large ribbed bronze wind bell with an uneven verdigris patina throughout.

Soleri coined his architectural design studio and nonprofit foundation "Cosanti," from the blending of the Italian words "cosa" and "anti," meaning "against things." This was done as a critique of the culture of consumerism he witnessed taking hold in the world. In 1970, The Cosanti Foundation began construction of a prototype arcology city (a term coming from the blending of architecture and ecology). This city in the Arizona desert would be named Arcosanti. Built on sustainable architecture, the artisans of this city are famous for their wind chimes and bells.

Height: 27 in x width: 10 in x depth: 7 3/4 in.

Condition

Verdigris patination throughout. No major dents or repairs. Some oxidization visible. Lacking the lowest wind fin, visible in the lot listing.

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