Marty Goldstein

Sculpture (36-works)

Marty  Goldstein Stretch
Stretch
Bronze
48 x 24 x 18 in
Marty  Goldstein Agatha
Agatha
Bronze
13 x 6 x 12 in
Marty  Goldstein Albert
Albert
Bronze
4 x 3 x 4 in
Marty  Goldstein Clarence
Clarence
Bronze
5 x 3 x 5 in
Marty  Goldstein Duffy
Duffy
Bronze
11 x 11 x 9 in
Marty  Goldstein Duffy_ Jr.
Duffy, Jr.
3 x 2 x 1 in
Marty  Goldstein Edith
Edith
Bronze
9 x 18 x 7 in
Marty  Goldstein Howard
Howard
Bronze
50 x 33 x 63 in
Marty  Goldstein Jake
Jake
Bronze
5 x 8 x 18 in
Marty  Goldstein Lola
Lola
Bronze
7 x 16 x 8 in
Marty  Goldstein Madison
Madison
Bronze
24 x 27 x 32 in
Marty  Goldstein Mini Charlie
Mini Charlie
Bronze
4 x 2 x 4.5 in
Marty  Goldstein Mini Stretch
Mini Stretch
Bronze
11 x 8 x 5 in
Marty  Goldstein Mini Sylvester
Mini Sylvester
9 x 5 x 5 in
Marty  Goldstein Miss Beasley
Miss Beasley
Bronze
6 x 4 x 1.5 in
Marty  Goldstein Mr. Weenie
Mr. Weenie
Bronze
4 x 8 x 2 in
Marty  Goldstein Rathbone
Rathbone
Bronze
22 x 21 x 30 in
Marty  Goldstein Rosie
Rosie, 2017
Bronze
7 x 8 x 6 in
Marty  Goldstein Seymour
Seymour, 2016
Bronze
37 x 13 x 22 in
Marty  Goldstein Slim
Slim Jim, 2017
Bronze
58 x 17.5 x 11 in
Marty  Goldstein Socrates
Socrates
Bronze
11 x 7 x 9 in
Marty  Goldstein Sylvester
Sylvester
Bronze
39 x 46 x 23.5 in
Marty  Goldstein Carolyne
Carolyne
Bronze
11 x 8 x 10 in
SOLD
Marty  Goldstein
Connor
Bronze
7 x 6 x 5 in
SOLD
Marty  Goldstein Drake
Drake
Bronze
8.5 x 8 x 8 in
SOLD
Marty  Goldstein Eliot
Eliot
Bronze
5 x 6 x 4 in
SOLD
Marty  Goldstein
Half Stretch
Bronze
22 x 12 x 15 in
SOLD
Marty  Goldstein Harriet
Harriet
Bronze
5.5 x 6 x 4 in
SOLD
Marty  Goldstein Jack
Jack
Bronze
5.5 x 8 x 8 in
SOLD
Marty  Goldstein Little Sylvester
Little Sylvester
Bronze
12.25 x 18 x 12 in
SOLD
Marty  Goldstein
Molly
Bronze
8 x 6 x 3.5 in
SOLD
Marty  Goldstein
Ozzie
Bronze
8.5 x 6 x 6 in
SOLD
Marty  Goldstein
Pennington
Bronze
47 x 24 x 27.5 in
SOLD
Marty  Goldstein Penrod
Penrod
Bronze
28 x 18 x 18 in
SOLD
Marty  Goldstein Petula
Petula
Bronze
15 x 8 x 9.5 in
SOLD
Marty  Goldstein Socrates
Socrates
Bronze
11 x 7 x 9 in
SOLD

Marty  Goldstein

Marty Goldstein

Marty Goldstein Biography

(American, b. 1933)

At the age of 62, Marty Goldstein retired from the corporate world and began taking numerous sculpting classes near his Southern California home. Due to his extraordinary talent and enthusiasm, he soon mastered this arduous medium and began a series of whimsical bronze "Harvey Dogs." What started as a hobby turned into a successful career in art. Over the next two decades, Marty created an inspiring collection of over 130 limited edition bronze sculptures. As a child he was passionate about animals, and dogs in particular, thus they always remained his favorite subject matter. The pieces, with their exaggerated bodies and postures, are crafted to evoke smiles, bringing joy to collectors around the world.

Goldstein’s main goal is to make others smile, so it is fitting that his sculptures became a part of a national movement to integrate the power of the arts with the healing process. In order to enhance patient care and help speed recovery, several medical institutions across the country are creating collections using Marty's artworks. The charming sculptures transform usual hospital settings into restorative and calming environments, bringing joy and hope to patients, visitors and staff.

In the Renown Children’s Hospital in Reno, Nevada, ten of his dogs are on display in the children’s emergency room. "The bronze dogs help ease the stress of the young patients" according to Phyllis Freyer, Vice President of Renown Hospital. A large installation can also be found in Santa Barbara’s Cottage Hospital.

Goldstein's sculptures range from works of pure fancy to realistic replicas that capture the spirit of his subject. His dog sculptures are now a part of several national collections including The Franklin D. Roosevelt Library in New York, which hosts a replica of FDR’s dog, Fala.

Goldstein begins his sculpting process by mounting an armature, a skeleton of the sculpture to a wooden base, and then applying softened clay. Once he has a full-scale clay model, he casts the piece in bronze using the extensive lost wax process at a foundry. Marty finishes the process by creating custom patinas for each piece. He can spend several months sculpting a single dog. Goldstein says that during the molding process, the first laugh is the litmus test to know he’s on the right track.

Marty Goldstein Statement

 

Whimsical dogs remind me that life sometimes gets too serious and that we need a release. Funny looking dogs do that for me.

- Marty Goldstein

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