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GRIFFON | David Hayes

Introducing 'Griffon' (circa 1961), a distinguished bronze sculpture by the American artist David Hayes (1931-2013), showcasing a profound black patina and dimensions of 28 x 8 x 4 inches.

This piece signifies a pivotal period in Hayes’s artistic journey, conceived during his residence in France—an era marked by his intellectual and creative camaraderie with the eminent sculptor, Alberto Giacometti.

The influence of Giacometti's philosophical and sculptural methodologies on Hayes is palpable in 'Griffon', evidencing a dialogical engagement with form and space, reflective of their shared discourses.

This historical artifact not only underscores the cross-cultural exchanges between American and European sculptural practices during the early 1960s but also highlights the intricate narratives interwoven within the artist's expatriate experience.

Hayes’s contributions to the field were rightfully acknowledged through the conferral of The Logan Medal of the Arts, attesting to the sculpture’s significant place within the canon of 20th-century art.

'Griffon' stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of David Hayes, whose oeuvre continues to resonate within the academic and artistic communities.


Available at Burgess Modern + Contemporary



David Hayes (1931 - 2013)

Griffon, circa 1961

Bronze sculpture with black patina

28 x 8 x 4 in

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