I hope to make the space come alive. There's a time when a piece of sculpture stands up, becomes itself and there's no way to describe what I feel like - it's poetry.

Mark di Suvero

Mark di Suvero b. 1933

Mark di Suvero was born in China in 1933 to Italian parents. His father was a naval attaché and the family was transferred from Shanghai to California in 1941. Di Suvero attended the University of California first studying philosophy but became enamored with sculpture as he felt he could contribute more to art than to philosophy. While working part-time as a construction worker, he suffered a severe on-site elevator accident. While recovering, he learned how to work with an arc welder and his sculptures became ever larger. In 1963, di Suvero was one of the founding members of the Park Place Gallery in New York. In response to the Vietnam War, he crafted his 1966 sculpture Peace Tower in Los Angeles as an anti-war critique and in 1971 he left the United States for Europe as a voluntary protest against the war. He returned to the U.S. in 1974, and a major retrospective of his work was held at the Whitney Museum of American Art the following year. A tireless promoter of emerging artists, di Suvero founded the Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria, Queens in 1986.

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Auction Results Mark di Suvero

MARK DI SUVERO, Leberte | wright20.com

Mark di Suvero

Leberte

estimate: $70,000–90,000
result: $87,500
MARK DI SUVERO, Untitled | wright20.com

Mark di Suvero

Untitled

estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $68,750
MARK DI SUVERO, L'ouvert | wright20.com

Mark di Suvero

L'ouvert

estimate: $40,000–60,000
result: $50,000
MARK DI SUVERO, After Study for Marianne Moore | wright20.com

Mark di Suvero

After Study for Marianne Moore

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $5,100
MARK DI SUVERO, untitled | wright20.com

Mark Di Suvero

untitled

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $4,200
MARK DI SUVERO, Moon Dog | wright20.com

Mark Di Suvero

Moon Dog

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $3,250
MARK DI SUVERO, Untitled | wright20.com

Mark di Suvero

Untitled

estimate: $1,500–2,000
result: $1,500
MARK DI SUVERO, Planetaire | wright20.com

Mark di Suvero

Planetaire

estimate: $700–900
result: $1,500
MARK DI SUVERO, Untitled | wright20.com

Mark di Suvero

Untitled

estimate: $600–800
result: $1,000
MARK DI SUVERO, Day Star | wright20.com

Mark di Suvero

Day Star

estimate: $700–900
result: $688
MARK DI SUVERO, Untitled | wright20.com

Mark di Suvero

Untitled

estimate: $50,000–70,000
MARK DI SUVERO, Untitled | wright20.com

Mark di Suvero

Untitled

estimate: $3,000–5,000