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Innovation and Experimentation at the Polich Tallix Foundry

Through Dick Pollich’s dedication to craftmanship and collaboration, the Polich Tallix Foundry has provided artists with the industrial capabilities and the technological expertise needed to realize their creative visions for over five decades. The experitse of the foundry was developed over years of experimentaion by Polich and his colleagues working across a range of workshop capabilites and with a variety of media to give life to the designs and abstract ideas of their clients. As a ‘creative’ and maker himself, Polich was able to guide artists through the foundry process by using his innovative techniques and innate understanding of materials. Artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Frank Stella, Joel Shapiro, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Isamu Noguchi, Martin Puryear and Tom Otterness all collaborated with Polich to create works cast in metal, some on a monumental size. Polich worked with Don Nice and Jeff Koons on a technique to ‘paint’ the metal as part of the casting process. Several examples of this innovative technique are represented in this sale. Also in the sale are works created by Polich and the Foundry as part of the creative process or as preliminary works towards the final project. Polich called the bits of molten metal that pooled on the foundry floor ‘Splashes’, giving these sculptures a life of their own. He also cast small objects like fruit and vegetables for himself, some using surface techniques he was working on. Other interesting objects in the sale are a block of cast glass and a gold-colored metal sample that Polich was working on, as well as a beautiful piece of enamelled metal by Nancy Graves.

Time & Location

Works from the Collection of Dick Polich and the Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry
Thursday, March 2 at 11am

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