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Aesthetic Devotion: Fine Art, Jewels, and Decor

Wed, Jul 24, 2024 11:00AM EDT
  2024-07-24 11:00:00 2024-07-24 11:00:00 America/New_York Revere Auctions Revere Auctions : Aesthetic Devotion: Fine Art, Jewels, and Decor
This sale features a range of modernist and contemporary fine art including photography, oil paintings, and prints. There is a unique selection of 13th to 16th century illuminated manuscripts as well as jewelry for any occasion. Highlights of this sale include a lovely naval painting by Walter Launt Palmer, a large Richard MacDonald bronze sculpture, and a Marc Chagall lithograph.
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Lot 345

Richard MacDonald "Red Dress" Bronze Sculpture

Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
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Richard MacDonald (American, b. 1946). Large bronze sculpture titled "Red Dress, Half Life," from the "Joie de Vivre" series depicting a half life-size ballerina perched delicately on the tip of her toes. A radiant smile lights up her face and she seems to spin gracefully as the fabric of her dress swishes around her. Signed and dated 2001 along the base. From an edition of 90. With a wooden plinth.

Provenance: The collection of Clint & Mary Ann Jurgens, Minnesota.

Walt and Vi Jurgens, Clint’s parents, began supporting Sullivan Hills, a Lutheran summer camp near their farm in Gurley, Nebraska, 50 years ago. The camp generously welcomes all children of the area with financial help and love. We are directing the proceeds of this sale to the administrators of the camp, Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries. Find out more at

Lot Essay:
Richard MacDonald's sculptures celebrate the beauty and physicality of the human form. He was classically trained at Art Center College in Pasanda, California. Following the great sculptural masters such as Auguste Rodin and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, he adds a contemporary element to his figural creations. His ability to focus on how the body can be manipulated has led to his work with Cirque du Soleil, MGM, and the Olympic Games.

His process involves making a clay "sketch" or maquette of his work. These quarter-size models are the basis for his half life to life-size works. He then utilizes the famously painstaking Lost Wax method in which his work will become first a wax model and then a bronze sculpture.

(Including base) Height: 60 in x width: 30 in x depth: 22 1/2 in. Weight (without wooden base): 198 lbs 6 oz. There are no bends, breaks, losses, or restorations. Light dust/debris gathered in the recessed areas of the work. Light wear to the wooden base.

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