|Title:||painted steel sculpture|
|Description:||painted steel abstract sculpture|
|Origin:||bought forn David Klein Gallery in birmingham MI 248 433-3700|
|Appraised By:||Sara Kinch|
|Appraiser Comments:||Thank you for the information and photos. The artwork submitted for inquiry is an original painted steel sculpture that has been created by sculptor Sidney Alexander Gordin (1918 - 1995/1996) Russia. The artwork was completed by Gordin in 1955 and is titled "#7 - 1955", This information should be stamped on the base of the sculpture. The sculpture was exhibited at a group show in 2002 at the Richard York Gallery, New York City. The dimensions of the sculpture should measure approximately 34 inches by 24 inches by 21 1/4 inches. Sidney Gordin was born in Cheliabinsk, Russia and emmigrated with his family to the United States in 1922. The artist studied at Cooper Union, New York and taught at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. Gordin later resided in Berkeley, California where he taught at U of C Berkeley and was active as a painter and sculptor. Sidney Gordin is associated with art styles of Constructivism, Abstract Art and Cubism. The artwork submitted for appraisal was created in 1955 when the artist created a series of sculptures that were constructed using metal rods, wire and flat metal planes as geometric, cage-like constructions. According to the information submitted with this inquiry, the price asked by the Richard York Gallery was $65,000.00 in 2002. The present owner has paid $42,500.00 for the sculpture. There is a significant difference between auction values and the retail values for sculptures from this period by Gordin. Thank you for your inquiry. Sara Kinch|
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