AUCTION 2024 - APRIL,

LOT 169

Allan Houser

1914-1994

Sheltered

MEDIUM: Bronze, cast 4/20

DIMENSIONS: 17 inches overall height

Signed

SHIPPING DIMENSIONS: 17 x 6 x 4 inches - 10 lbs.

SOLD FOR: $15,210.00

Including Buyers Premium

Additional Information

Provenance:
Private collection, San Diego, CA
Present owner

Chiricahua Apache sculptor Allan Houser comfortably moved between realistic figures and ultra-modern forms. Sheltered is an example of the latter, with its smooth finish, tightly folded forms and two round voids meant to represent mother and child nestled within the blanket. In the 1992 book Allan Houser, author Barbara H. Perlman compares it with a similar piece, They’re Coming. “The impression of mystery and fragmentation which contradicts the secure, fully explained certainty of Houser’s realism is strongest in such apparently everyday subjects as They're Coming, that provocative image of simplified form and curiously undefined face,” she writes. “…Sheltered share[s] a similar ambivalence, having crossed over into a space where questions are not promptly answered and imagination is free to interpret forms in more ways than usual.”

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