James Spencer Russell Signed Found Object Assemblage Wall Sculpture
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A signed assemblage wall sculpture by the American artist James Spencer Russell (1915-2000). Signed in two places on the verso, this assemblage features an array of found objects including cord, a piano mallet, tickets, brush, and rusty pieces of metal. The assemblage has a thin black wooden frame.
Born in Monticello, Indiana, Russell was interested in art from a young age but was directed into pursuing a military career by his family. As a young person, he attended a military academy, became a celebrated codebreaker during WWII, and even received a scholarship to attend Westpoint. However, Russell's interest in art eventually led him to abandon his military pursuits and try to make it in the art world instead. After working as an NBC set designer after WWII, he turned his attention to becoming a full-time artist. During the 1960s, he started exhibiting his works alongside artists who would later come to characterize the art scene at the time, including Robert Rauschenberg and Roy Lichenstein. He later moved back to Indiana where he continued to create art until his death in 2000.
40" x 4.5" x 1.5".
Signs of age appropriate wear. There might be assemblage pieces missing. Found objects show intentional heavy wear.
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