Modern Design /20 March 2005


Ruth Asawa

untitled (Basket Form)
USA, c. 1950
woven copper wire
8½ w × 5¾ h in (22 × 15 cm)

Ruth Asawa attended Black Mountain College where she studied under Josef Albers and Buckminster Fuller. It was during these years that she developed her evocative crocheted wire forms. Asawa's work can be found in the collection of several institutions including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. This sculpture was in the personal collection of Irwin and Estelle Laverne.

provenance: Acquired directly from the artistEstate of Irwin and Estelle LavernePrivate collection, Los Angeles

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $4,500

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