Neon Sculpture & Torchiere Lamp by Rudi Stern(1936-2006) for Let There Be Neon

$2,800.00 $3,200.00

 72” H x 4” W x 4” D

"Let There Be Neon." A blue neon sculpture as well as a floor lamp by Rudy Stern. A multimedia artist known for his work in neon. Iron base. Wired and in fabulous working condition.  Great shape. No rust. A collector's piece. Excellent vintage condition.

Stern was a modern-day illuminator, his chosen medium light itself. In the 1960’s, he was known for his avant-garde light shows and was also an early advocate of video art. In the 1970’s, he was widely credited with reviving the dying craft of neon. Stern founded the New York Studio and gallery Let There Be Neon in 1972 and was instrumental in the proliferation of neon as an art form in the 1970s and 1980s, executing commissions for such artists as Nam June Paik, Chryssa, Laurie Anderson, Jeff Koons, Robert Rauschenberg and Keith Haring. Most famously he is known for his neon work, which was commissioned for the infamous nighttime hot spot Studio 54.

Over the years, he designed lighting for theater and opera, for television and films, and for rock groups like the Byrds and the Doors.

He dreamed of setting the world ablaze. “I have plans for neon pavements, neon highways, neon tunnels; neon on bridges, under water, outlining trees in parks,” Mr. Stern told Omni magazine in 1981.

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American artist