This pair of shaped sputnik sculptures was designed by Curtis Jere, in USA, during the 1960's. It is made of metal and nickel plated with a sunburst shaped pattern. Curtis Jeré was the shared pseudonym of two artists, Curtis Freiler and Jerry Fels, who used enamel, brass, copper, and steel to create decorative wall sculptures. Fels and Freiler were brothers-in-law who began collaborating in 1963, sharing an interest in what they described as “gallery-quality art for the masses.” The two employed a variety of traditional techniques—such as enameling, pouring resin, and bronze casting—to create abstract metal works of clustered, modular shapes. These pieces can also be used as ceiling sculptures, that can be hang by using the clip in the middle. They are in original and good condition, with a nice patina from age.
Pair of Sputnik Sculputes by Curtis Jeré, 1960's
Big: diam 50 cm | Small: diam 34 cm