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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 466

Charles Huntington Steel Sculpture, Untitled 1971, 4/6

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Charles Huntington (American/Wisconsin, b. 1925) steel geometric helix form sculpture mounted to a square black marble base. Signed, numbered, and dated to underside of steel "C. Huntington '71 4/6". 17" H x 9 1/2" W x 9 1/2" D. Biography: "Charles Huntington is a Native American artist of Ojibwe descent, born in Niagara, Wisconsin, and moved to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area as a small child. After serving during World War II in the U.S. Navy as a steam engineer, Huntington turned to automotive repairs, where he began making sculptures out of found car parts. In 1959 he left the auto industry to study at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where he fine-tuned his skills and learned metal casting under Paul Granlund (1925-2003). Given Huntington's medium and perspective, his large-scale sculptures, typically made of steel, are most commonly seen in public spaces. Accessible to all, they are designed to engage viewers both physically and metaphysically through geometric abstractions (notably helixes and lemniscates - symbols of infinity) that fold back on themselves creating aesthetic balance and reflexivity. Examples of Huntington's work can be found throughout Midwestern universities, hospitals and businesses, such as Western Michigan University, the Mayo Clinic, and General Mills. Reference: Kurth, Anna. "Video Sculptor Inspires Students". Hibbing Daily Tribune, Dec. 9, 2012.


Steel sculpture in overall very good condition. Base with chipping to two corners and a few minor areas around the edges. Largest area 1'L.

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