C. Jeré Metal Brutalist Style Sculpture of Foliage, 1971
Curtis Jeré (Artisan House, 20th century)
Untitled (leaves and branch)
Brass and copper sculpture
Signed “C. Jeré” and dated to the right side
Curtis Jeré is a nom de plume for the founding artists of Artisan House, Curtis Freiler (died 2013) and Jerry Fels (died 2008). The brothers-in-law founded the corporation in California in 1963 with the goal to bring designer art to the masses. The company was sold and is still in operation today in China.
- corrosion, tarnishing, discoloration, and accretions to metal surfaces; minor bending to the ‘leaves’ of sculpture; abrasions, scratching, and scuffing to surfaces of sculpture.