At the Helm - pre-order
'At the Helm' Lost Wax Bronze Limited Edition Bronze, By (c) Wm Barth Osmundsen
Ht. 12" x Wheel Diameter: 15" Mounted on Marble
Foundry, Tallix Photograph: Robert S. Crandall
Celebrating next years 40th Anniversary of Bronzes from the Sea, I will be re-issuing a Bronze Limited Edition of 'At the Helm' Once again to be faithfully cast in bronze by the lost wax process, numbered and signed by myself, this trademark work will be made from one of the few early castings in a private collection.
History:- "At the Helm" was created in 1976, by William Barth Osmundsen after sailing on board Norway's Tall Ship; Christian Radich, during the great Operation Sail '76 event which punctuated America's Bi-Centennial celebration with something truly amazing.
For my participation we sailed out of Boston Harbor on the Christian Radich's leg which would bring us to Montreal. My proposal was to sketch, film and record the voyage to create a sculpture series about Sailing Ships.
Returning home I began creating wax maquettes which would later be know as the Bronzes from the Sea. The first exhibition took place at Rockefeller Center, in the Fifth Avenue windows of Scandinavian Airlines in 1977. "At the Helm" immediately captured everyone's imagination and the sculpture model as I worked on it was featured in one of Norway's most important newspapers, VG. The publication led, to an invitation to exhibit in Norway during their upcoming Operation Sail 1978. At the time, they requested I pack an extra, 'At the Helm' for their purchase.
My Bronzes from the Sea exhibition was hosted by Norway's famous silver shop, David-Andersen, on Karl Johns Gt., in downtown Oslo. During this months long exhibit there was Norway's Operation Sail '78 Tall Ship race in the Baltic. All Norway's festivities would center around this and the 'parade of sail' and finally the award ceremonies at the Oslo, City Hall.
A magnificent granite building, Oslo City Hall, the event hosted all the Tall Ship Captains and had more than 1,000 people inside and out The event was presided over by HM King Olav V of Norway. It was there that "At the Helm" was presented by HM King Olav V to the Captain and crew of the Christian Radich, as the City of Oslo Award.
"At the Helm" has become part of many private collections and most notably,
Mystic Seaport's benefactor; RJ Schaefer III.
We are now accepting orders for the pre-release pricing of $ 3,800.00.
Orders now will be filled by request. You may
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A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany each edition and a copy of the
Bronzes from the Sea early history: Bronzes From the Sea Cadets
Questions? email the Artist: BillOsmundsen@aol.com
tel. the Cell: 603-833-9407