Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Harry Bouras Art Collection

I have owned a collection of art by Chicago artist, Harry Bouras (1931-1990) for over 15 years. I have finally done a fair job of cataloging the collection and posting the photos online. I would love to hear from other collectors of Bouras' work. I am also interested in talking to any collectors, art dealers or galleries that may be interested in purchasing the collection or including it in a show.

Most of the work that I own in from the late 60's / early 70's. I have over 100 original photos and negatives, a sketchbook, and dozens of original pieces of art. The majority of the work if from Harry's DV8 series, featuring the "mushroom" icon which appeared in Bouras' work as early as 1963. The "mushroom" has represented, among other things, the atomic bomb, male and female, the population explosion, a phallus and a threat to individual liberty.

If you are interested in learning more about Harry Bouras, there is plenty of information online. Here is a link to my collection....

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

I own a large Bouras sculpture that I brought with me to Woodside California 30 years ago. About 8 feet, steel, looks like the "stock" set up as a punishment in medieval times, holes for the head and arms. Its an outdoor piece and I'm thinking of donating it to some museum or charitable organization or Uniiversity.