Artist, critic and teacher Harry Bouras (1931-1990) was an integral figure in the Chicago scene in the 60s and 70s and especially of the Imagist school. In fact, it’s from Harry Bouras where the group known as the “Hairy Who” derive their name. His work is in permanent collections at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art. This untitled sculpture integrates two key elements of Bouras’ work: found object and random events. The piece has bits of metal hardware incorporated into elements created by spill cast. These irregular forms were then attached to wire rods that are supported by a wooden base. The wire rods can be turned in the base allowing one to change the orientation, the composition, and the relationship of the objects to one another. Signed on the bottom, it is in excellent original condition.
Harry Bouras Spill Cast Sculpture