ALBERT PALEY (b. 1944)
Three-and-a-half foot push plate for Clyde's Restaurant (Tyson's Corner, VA), series of 10, Rochester, NY, 1980; Cast bronze, mounted on painted wood; No visible markings; Plate only: 43" x 36" x 1"; This push plate was part of a large commission that, in addition to architectural columns and railings, also included fireplace andirons and a fountain for the interior of this restaurant outside Washington, D.C. This was the artist's first architectural bronze edition. Cast from a forged and fabricated steel original, these push plates were made for the restaurant's revolving doors. Another cast from the series is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of New York.; Exhibited: Albert Paley: The Art of Metal (Retrospective Exhibition), Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, Museum of Art, Springfield, MA, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1986; Albert Paley: Monumental Forms, Drawings, Models & Sculpture, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD, 2008 - 2009; American Metal: The Art of Albert Paley, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., June 28 - September 28, 2014
Sale Price: $7,500
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,500
Archive #: AM 1980 01e. Overall excellent condition, mounted on a painted gray wood backing. Bronze surface has a slight patina.