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Circa 1970, composed of welded cut steel nails and square sheets with gilt finish, both with integral hanging brackets and "Marc / Creates / St. Louis" labels to verso.
39 x 38 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.
After Weinstein began working for his father at Federal Salvage and Supply in St. Louis in 1957, he had a hard time seeing the scrap metal as mere junk to be sold for weight. He found interesting shapes and designs everywhere he looked. Weinstein began experimenting with different welding techniques after learning the basics from a local handyman. Welding brought Weinstein's artistic abilities to the surface and by the early 1960s, he was transforming scrap metal into works of art.
Good estate condition, some rust spotting to nails as made.