HERB ALPERT (b. 1935)

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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Arrowhead
bronze
201 x 48 x 48 in.
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Freedom
bronze
201 x 48 x 48 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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Radiance
bronze
161 x 40 x 40 in.
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Embrace
bronze with black patina
83 x 27 x 27 in.
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Tormenta del Sol (Sun Storm)
acrylic on canvas
72 x 121 in.
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Tsunami
acrylic on canvas
72 x 120 in.
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Flight 447
acrylic and coffee on canvas
64 x 96 in.
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Nuclear Winter
acrylic and coffee on canvas
57 x 96 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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East of the Sun
acrylic on canvas
71 3/4 x 71 3/4 in.
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Black Horizon
acrylic and coffee on canvas
48 x 72 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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First Impression
bronze
37 3/4 x 8 x 8 in.
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Lazy Afternoon
acrylic on canvas
72 x 48 in.
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Archangel
coffee and acrylic on canvas
72 x 48 in.
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Thinking Out Loud
acrylic on canvas
48 x 72 in.
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Three Feathers
bronze
38 x 20 x 9 in.
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Two Heads Are Better Than One
bronze
36 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 13 in.
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Tuxedo
acrylic on canvas
66 x 54 in.
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Evolution
acrylic 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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Big Black
acrylic on paper
44 x 60 in.
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Anonymous Gift
acrylic and coffee on canvas
48 x 36 in.
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Seven Moons
acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 in.
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Abracadabra
acrylic on canvas
24 x 36 in.
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Separate Tables
acrylic on canvas
24 x 36 in.
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Chat Room
acrylic on canvas
25 x 31 in.
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