HERB ALPERT

Herb Alpert is an American Jazz musician who maintains a second career as a abstract expressionist painter and sculptor. During the height of his music career, he began painting, and in the early 1980s, he began to sculpt as well. His paintings and sculpture, though a different art form, still speak to his love of music and his musical style. His sculpture has been termed “lyrical” and his latest works are meant to capture the feeling he gets when he plays jazz. They are improvisational, much like jazz, and he says he gets the same rush of energy and the same satisfaction from creating visual art as he does from creating musical art.

Artistically, he is known for his “Spirit Totem” sculptures. They have been described as “frozen smoke” and indeed, each has individually crafted twists and curves, and a sense of fluidity and movement, despite being still bronze statues. Alpert creates the molds by hand, first in small scale with wax, then in a larger clay mold, before they reach their final, large scale, forged in bronze. In regard to his process, Alpert has said, "When I paint or sculpt I don't have anything in mind. I don't have a goal other than form. I'm looking for that form that touches me and when I find it... I stop."

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Lineage
bronze
43 1/4 x 10 x 8 in.
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Embrace
bronze
83 x 27 x 27 in.
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Lifeblood
bronze
41 1/2 x 9 x 8 1/2 in.
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Arrowhead
bronze
201 x 48 x 48 in.
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Charity
bronze
150 in.
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Freedom
bronze
201 x 48 x 48 in.
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Gratitude
bronze
206 in.
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Hope
bronze
212 x 48 x 48 in.
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Illumination
bronze
159 x 40 x 40 in.
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Kindred Spirit
bronze
157 x 40 x 40 in.
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Radiance
bronze
161 x 40 x 40 in.
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Warrior
bronze
156 x 40 x 40 in.
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Anonymous Gift
acrylic/coffee on canvas
48 x 36 in.
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Arrowhead
bronze
37 x 12 x 12 in.
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Beyond
bronze
43 x 12 x 12 in.
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Bolero
acrylic on canvas
72 x 48 in.
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Chicago
acrylic/coffee on canvas
60 x 48 in.
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Dreamcatcher
acrylic on canvas
48 x 48 in.
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Elusive Energy
mixed media on canvas
36 x 36 in.
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Esperanza (Hope)
mixed media
30 x 22 in.
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Flight 447
acrylic and coffee on canvas
64 x 96 in.
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Poise
acrylic on canvas
24 x 36 in.
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Torso
acrylic on canvas
48 x 60 in.
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Mind Game
acrylic/coffee on canvas
36 x 48 in.
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Passer By
acrylic/coffee on canvas
48 x 36 in.
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Intervention
acrylic/coffee on canvas
48 x 36 in.
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Lover Man
acrylic and coffee on canvas
48 x 36 in.
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Nuclear Winter
acrylic and coffee on canvas
57 x 96 in.
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Gratitude
bronze
42 x 12 x 12 in.
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Radiance
bronze
35 1/2 x 12 x 12 in.
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Warrior
bronze
35 x 12 x 12 in.
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Intuition
bronze
37 x 12 x 12 in.
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Trumpet Player
bronze
81 x 37 x 23 in.
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Optical Illusion
coffee
24 x 36 in.
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Mysterious Flower
mixed media
48 x 36 in.
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Autumn Sunset
acrylic on canvas
36 x 46 in.
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Black Horizon
acrylic/coffee on canvas
48 x 72 in.
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Chromatic Motion
mixed media
36 x 48 in.
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Nocturne
acrylic and coffee on canvas
36 x 48 in.
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Bird's Eye View II
coffee on canvis
36 x 48 in.
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Abracadabra
acrylic on canvas
24 x 36 in.
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Different Drummer
acrylic on canvas
24 x 36 in.
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Separate Tables
acrylic on canvas
24 x 36 in.
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Lonesome
acrylic on canvas
24 x 36 in.
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Frost Smoke
acrylic on canvas
24 x 36 in.
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Fantasma 2
acrylic on canvas
36 x 24 in.
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Night Light
acrylic on canvas
24 x 36 in.
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Peninsula
acrylic and coffee on canvas
24 x 36 in.
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El Toro Solitario (The Lonely Bull)
bronze
17 x 33 1/2 x 14 in.
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Eagle Falls
bronze
41 1/2 x 10 x 10 in.
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Magic Man
bronze
43 x 8 x 8 in.
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First Impression
bronze
37 3/4 x 8 x 8 in.
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Illusion
acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 in.
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Through the Looking Glass
acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 in.
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Seven Moons
acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 in.
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Mythical Transformation
acrylic and coffee on canvas
48 x 36 in.
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Rings of Light
acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 in.
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Light Dance
acrylic and coffee on canvas
48 x 36 in.
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Night Vision
acrylic on canvas
48 x 60 in.
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Night Phantom
acrylic on canvas
48 x 48 in.
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Evolution
acrylic on canvas
60 x 48 in.
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Hidden Angel
acrylic and coffee on canvas
60 x 48 in.
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Blue Lagoon
acrylic on canvas
60 x 47 3/4 in.
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Robotic Revolution
acrylic on canvas
60 x 84 in.
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Salutation
acrylic on canvas
60 x 84 in.
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Midnight Sunrise
acrylic on paper
32 x 40 in.
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Rebound
acrylic on canvas
60 x 40 in.
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East of the Sun
acrylic on canvas
71 3/4 x 71 3/4 in.
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Tuxedo
acrylic on canvas
66 x 54 in.
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Birdland
acrylic on canvas
59 x 47 1/2 in.
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Tormenta del Sol (Sun Storm)
acrylic on canvas
72 x 121 in.
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Lazy Afternoon
acrylic on canvas
72 x 48 in.
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Chat Room
acrylic on canvas
25 x 31 in.
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Untitled
bronze
44 1/8 x 10 1/2 x 10 in.
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Big Black
acrylic on paper
44 x 60 in.
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La Tierra Verde
72 x 96 in.
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Nesting Place
acrylic and coffee on canvas
36 x 48 in.
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Night Wind
acrylic and coffee on canvas
60 x 48 in.
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Pebbles
acrylic on canvas
24 x 36 in.
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Floating Aura
acrylic and coffee on canvas
48 x 36 in.
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Radiant Aura
acrylic and coffee on canvas
48 x 36 in.
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Stormy Monday
36 x 48 in.
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Have Mercy
acrylic and coffee on canvas
36 x 24 in.
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Disorganized
coffee on canvas
48 x 36 in.
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Self Preservation
48 x 36 in.
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Mechanical Garden
acrylic on canvas
48 x 48 in.
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Blues in Abstract
36 x 48 in.
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Archangel
72 x 48 in.
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Untitled
38 x 48 in.
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Whiz, Buzz, Fizz, Sizzle
48 x 48 in.
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Robotic Melody
36 x 60 in.
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Thinking Out Loud
acrylic on canvas
48 x 72 in.
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Song Bird
acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 in.
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All In The Family
acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 in.