Wire Sculpture Catalog
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William Rotsler produced this wire sculpture catalog in 1952. It was targeted at dealers to whom he was trying to sell his work. Wire sculpture was quite trendy for atomic age home interior decor, and Bill wasn't the only artist involved in its creation. In Masque #7 (February 1953) he writes about it: "In the last three years I've had a lower-case checkered career. I quit the dear old ranch of my ancestors and became an aircraft worker. After a few weeks I decided that was for the birds and gained enough confidence in myself as a business man and as a wire sculptor to rely on that as my sole source of income. And that's when I've been doing for lo! these past two years or more. I don't make much money -- only about 50-60 dollars a week but I only work about two weeks a month, when I want and at something I like very much."