For sale here is a RARE and huge vintage 1950s handmade sterling silver biomorphic modernist design brooch pin by NYC artist/metalsmith Conrad Gersuny (1931-2007). Here's a short bio I found online for the artist which I have edited for length...
Gersuny was born in Vienna Austria and emigrated to the US where he studied jewelry-making and sculpture before opening his gallery, The Conrad Shop at 108 MacDougal Street in 1956 in Greenwich Village. Over the years he was a well-known fixture on the local bohemian circuit and basked in the dawn of a new folk and arts culture. His earliest work tended to the abstract, like this brooch, but later in his career his work exhibited a quirky offbeat sense of humor and often included faces and figures of animals and fantastical figures. Patrons and friends of the Conrad Shop included struggling artists Dave Van Ronk, Shel Silverstein, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan and budding legends Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. There, he pierced 40,000 ears, including those of Odetta and Joan Baez, and he made bangles galore for Mary Travers of Peter, Paul & Mary. In the late 1970s he moved to Vermont where he continued to work almost to the day he died.
This distinctive brooch measures 2-7/8" by 1-1/4", and weighs 8.1 grams total. Marked at back as shown, "Sterling Conrad Gersuny". Excellent vintage condition with just fine light wear and tarnish as shown - please view the photos, read the description, and ask all questions prior to purchase. I am open to reasonable offers from serious buyers.
RARE Huge 1950s Conrad Gersuny NYC Handmade Sterling Silver Biomorphic Modernist Brooch PIN
$295 20% Off
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