George Wheelock 'Soft Life for Elisabeth' Sculpture 1971
'Soft Life for Elisabeth' by George F. Wheelock 1971 from the collection of Henri C. Veit.
From original receipt for purchase on base:
Received from Henri C. Veit $350.00 this day ($2500 in today's cash) the following described work of art:
-One sculpture, titled 'Soft Life for Elisabeth' 9.5" x 10" x 8" on a 4" aluminum base, black laquer finish on a mixed plastic base material Artists Portfolio number 29
Signed George F Wheelock.
Sculpture shows age appropriate patina throughout with some minor cracks and some scuffs with a repaired bumped corner as pictured. Base shows mild patina. Quite striking and interesting in person with a nice weight. Shows excellently but sold as is.
As far as the artist goes researches indicates its the same George F Wheelock from the company of the same name that produces heating and cooling supplies. Seems to have been an artist on the side? The original owner Henri C Veit was the chief librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library and passed in 2012.
Shipping quoted @ checkout / Lower East Side pick-up