Wright is a Chicago, IL-based auction house specializing in modern and contemporary art and design. Auctions are meticulously curated across the spectrum of twentieth and twenty-first century design.
This book was created to showcase a collection of iconic Harry Bertoia Sonambient sculptures from The Standard Oil Commission’s monumental installation in Chicago. Wright’s own history of promoting the works of Harry Bertoia required that the book thoughtfully represent the pieces with authority.
A large square format was chosen so that the monumental sculptures could be illustrated with gusto. Metallic sheets reflected the materials Bertoia used for the sonambient sculptures. A custom-mix of gloss and satin varnish was created by our printer to set off the photos just right. The Heaven 42 body stock is cool and smooth, printing our fine-detailed photographs with ease. For the cover, two passes through the press enabled us to demonstrate the metallic nature of the works, finishing with a bold black foil, abbreviating the title to simply: Bertoia.