Marblehead Festival of Arts – 2019 Festival of Cod
Auction Ends: Jul 7, 2019 10:00 PM EDT


If a Cod had Wings By Norman LaLibert

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Estimated Value
$1,000 USD
$750 USD to ib718ba9b
Number of Bids
38  -  Bid History

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Item Description

"If a Cod had Wings" by Norman LaLibert

Medium: tbd

Size: 19" x 8"

Artist Statement:

Enter a landscape of symbolism and allegory, vivid colours, and evocative compositions. Echoing Marc Chagall, Rauschenberg's Combines, and Rouault, Norman LaLibert first captured the world's attention almost two generations ago after serving as the design consultant for the Vatican Pavilion at the New York World's Fair in 1964. Indeed, the eighty-eight large banners that filled the glass-walled space marked the beginning of a series of large-scale installation projects that both shaped and defined the artist's iconic career. Other major public endeavours followed, including a wall of painted aluminum panels for Terminal A (Delta Airlines) at Logan International Airport in Boston, banners for the 25th Anniversary of the Chicago Lyric Opera, and large-scale projects for the New York State Bar Association, Standard Oil, IBM, and Alcan Corporation.

Artist Biography:

Norman LaLiberte was born in Worcester, MA to French Canadian parents. He spent his formative years in Montreal. He returned to the United States to complete his schooling, receiving a B.S. from the Institute of Design, Chicago and his M.S. in Art Education at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. He first received international recognition for his work at the Vatican Pavilion at the New York World's Fair of 1964. He has since exhibited extensively internationally, and his work remains unmistakable. Filled with vibrant colors and dazzling energy, LaLibert's varied media and formats exhibit a tireless dedication to creativity. All who experience his paintings, prints, books, banners or sculptures, will recognize his passion for art and vivacious spirit. His work makes an imprint on the soul and mind of it's viewers. They celebrate life, romance, history, science, philosophy, music, dreams.

Hosting Business: "If a Cod had Wings" is on display at Old Town House in Marblehead May 18-19.
Then it will be at Hip Baby Gear, 118 Washington St, Marblehead, MA

Special Instructions

Pick-up of purchased cods will be July 9-14 at Lizzy Loo, 108 Washington St, Marblehead during normal store hours. The winning bidder will receive a notification email with information on pick-up time and location.

If winning bidder requires shipping, winner's credit card will be charged a separate $24.95 fee to cover USPS ground and handling. Shipping is available within the U.S. only and must be requested within 7 days after receipt of the notification email.

Any cod purchased via "Buy Now" will remain on display at the hosting business through the end of the auction, and will be available for pick-up as detailed in the winning bidder notification email.

If winning bidder has not picked up cod (or provided shipping address) within 30 days after the close of the auction, cod will become the property of Marblehead Festival of Arts, Inc.