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William Bowie - 1960's Butterfly abstract vintage metal sculpture
Listed mid-century metal artist William Bowie (1926-1994)
is considered one of the best 20th century metal sculptors.
This high quality signed free standing butterfly abstract
sculpture by William Bowie sports his signature
Gold-leafed steel with silver accents. Excellent Condition.
See copy of early 70's ad for this sculpture in photos
While signature sticker is no longer present, this sculpture can be clearly identified. See photos for promotional piece on this sculpture (promo piece not included), a 1963 newspaper ad for this sculpture, and a photo of Bowie's studio where you can see this and several other of the Bowie sculptures that we are offering pictures.
23" high 15" wide 12" deep
Gold-leafed steel with silver accents
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William Bowie 1960's Kinetic sculpture with shimmering gold and silver leaf accent
Bowie opened the Sculpture Studio in New York in 1972. It was from there he created works for the best design shops of the day as well as several large business commissions including an 88 foot impression of the New York City skyline for New York Bank For Savings. His sculptures are in many private collections and Museums throughout the U.S. and the World. Acclaimed New York City mid-century designer Patrik Lonn has utilized William Bowie (seehttp://www.frette.com/en/interiordesign/designerofthemonth.aspx?folderid=9970eb80-f431-4955-ae69-8a06aaa2bbb9 )
Some of William Bowie’s awards include:
Purchase Prize - 1965 Sculpture Exhibit of the Butler Institute of American Art
Purdue University’s "Symposium '66" Good Design Award
Award of Outstanding Merit in Craftsmanship from Artist-Craftsman of New York
From a 1963 newspaper article on Bowie:
William Bowie was born in Youngstown, Ohio, February 15, 1926. He attended
Bethany College and Youngstown University. He has spent the last five years in New
York, designing and developing Metal Sculpture. His work is available through his own
galleries located''at 202 East 77th Street and 342 East 56th Street in New York and are
open to the public six days a week.
Mr. Bowie has achieved great success and recognition from his work with commissions
from the Playboy Club, New Orleans, La., Temple Beth 'El, St. Petersburg, Fla.,
Hotel San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Center Club in Baltimore.
Wow - and read this from another article from 1967:
Anyone who feels that the American people
have become too conformist should quickly go to
the 21st annual Ohio Ceramic and Sculpture
Show at the Butler Institute of American Art
The metal sculptures are of
special interest to men and boys, they are so ingenious...
Convolution - a charming composition by William Bowie
whose beautiful "Flock" was mentioned in a previous review.
Artfully curved strips of metal are joined with an airy lightness to
produce an aspiring work of infinite grace.
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