Rosamond Berg 1931–2018

Rosamond Berg's assemblage box constructions are comprised of many small, hand-dyed cloth pouches; their repetition and weight imply a gathering of powerful substances, lending her works a haunting, spiritual presence. Titles such as Autumn Light Dust show a concern for the ephemeral nature of seasons and materials. The underlying rhythm and sense of ritual suggests a potent energy stored away in these quietly charged objects.

Berg was born in Brewster, New York and received a BFA from Cornell University in 1954. After graduating, she spent a year in Rome as a professor's assistant at the American Academy. Her first exhibition was at Allan Stone Gallery, New York, in 1977 and she has since exhibited at institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers. Her work is held in the collections of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., and the Neuberger Museum, Purchase. Berg lived and worked in New Canaan, Connecticut until her death in 2018.

Auction Results Rosamond Berg

ROSAMOND BERG, At The Dock III | ragoarts.com

Rosamond Berg

At The Dock III

estimate: $600–800
result: $438
ROSAMOND BERG, Spring Air Dust | ragoarts.com

Rosamond Berg

Spring Air Dust

estimate: $800–1,000
result: $1,000
ROSAMOND BERG, Passage II | ragoarts.com

Rosamond Berg

Passage II

estimate: $600–800
result: $688
ROSAMOND BERG, Peaceable Kingdom IV | ragoarts.com

Rosamond Berg

Peaceable Kingdom IV

estimate: $400–600
result: $455
ROSAMOND BERG, Peaceable Kingdom I | ragoarts.com

Rosamond Berg

Peaceable Kingdom I

estimate: $400–600
result: $520
ROSAMOND BERG, Cool Blue Wave (triptych) | ragoarts.com

Rosamond Berg

Cool Blue Wave (triptych)

estimate: $400–600
result: $845
ROSAMOND BERG, Watch Hill Summer and New Wave (two works) | ragoarts.com

Rosamond Berg

Watch Hill Summer and New Wave (two works)

estimate: $400–600
result: $2,600
ROSAMOND BERG, Golden Light Wave; Fog Wave (two works) | ragoarts.com

Rosamond Berg

Golden Light Wave; Fog Wave (two works)

estimate: $700–900
ROSAMOND BERG, The South Mountain Lot; Tea Time (two works) | ragoarts.com

Rosamond Berg

The South Mountain Lot; Tea Time (two works)

estimate: $600–800
result: $344