Libbiloo Russell Wright Horse Bookend Circus Animal Statue Sculpture Replica
In the 1930's Wright created a series of whimsical animals that were both decorative and functional. These abstract and stylized figures became bookends, corkscrews, fireplace andirons, candlesticks, bottle stoppers, ashtray/candy dish, door stop and even a desk set. The figures were figuratively animated, characterized and endeared by the names he gave them. This figure is a reproduction of Wright's circus "horse". It's rolling mane and muscular body were intended to be used as a set of bookends, or as a decorative accessory. Russell Wright was as creative naming the circus animals as he was designing them. His sister's name was Elizabeth, however, he always called her "Libbs" or "Libbylou" as her nickname. So when he named this particular piece...it became, Libbiloo.
Measures 7.75" long by 6.75" high by 3.25" deep
Made of resin with a pewter stainless steel finish
This authentic product has been authorized by Russell Wright Studios
Russell Wright (April 3, 1904 - December 21, 1976) considered to be the most prolific American Industrial Designer of the 20th Century His method of design generated from the philosophy "the table was the center of the home." His concept of informal living was interpreted into many products including tableware, dinnerware, furniture, home furnishings and housewares. The products he created influenced modernism, for the home, from the 1930's through the 1950's. Manitoga is an organization dedicated to preserving the home and garden at his private estate in Garrison, New York. The property is designated as a National Historic Landmark and open to the public for tours.
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