PHILIP & KELVIN LAVERNE BRONZE PLAQUE LOVERS SCULPTURE Painting Vintage Mid Century
- Artist: Philip & Kelvin Laverne (signed lower left)
- Medium: Etched Bronze
- Title: 'Lovers' (Titled and signed on paper label on verso)
- Size: 10-1/8 In. x 10-1/4 In.
- Condition: Excellent.
The father-son team behind Philip and Kelvin LaVerne started working together in 1960 after Kelvin, the younger LaVerne, finished studying art history, metal sculpting, and furniture design. The duo opened a studio in New York City, where they created stunning, functional art pieces in patinated bronze, pewter, and silver. Their designs were made using a unique technique that took around six years to perfect. Earlier pieces were inspired by classical motifs, while later works from the 1970s and 1980s were influenced by Chinese, Egyptian, Etruscan, and Greek cultures. Philip Kelvin LaVerne created most of their designs in limited editions of twelve, making them highly collectible today. Many of their works selling in the many thousands of dollars.