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Homage to Chairs

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008
...as props and elements in sculpture.

I have always loved wooden chairs and often used them as planned or impromptu props. Here is a shot taken in my studio in Johannesburg in the sixties.

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My nephew Marc Robinson, a sculptor in New York known for his figurative work, recently produced a sculpture 'Myth Monolith' consisting entirely of chairs and a couch, featured in the inaugural show of the New Museum in the Bowery New York. Both Marc's work and the museum itself met with critical acclaim. While his piece was featured in a wide range of press in the states and Canada plus blogs and art sites he scored a big hit with a mention in French Vogue.

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The New Museum building itself deserves celebration and although the two famous principles at SANAA Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa have what can only be referred to as a super minimalist web site, you can find an interview and examples of their work on Designboom.com. A generous batch of images of both the exterior and interior of the building can be found on Skyscraperpage.com.

The opening of the Glasgow International Festival was featured in the London Telegraph this week and the article was also illustrated with a chair sculpture by Jim Lambie.

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The 8th Istanbul Biennial in 2003 also produced a superb urban art installation - three stories high and made entirely of chairs. More images can be found here.

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