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Ron Arad
'SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE' FUNCTIONAL SCULPTURE
from an edition of 6 + 2 AP
patinated aluminium
130.5 x 125.5 x 137.5 cm (51  1/4  x 49  1/2  x 54  1/4  in.)
2007
produced by The Gallery Mourmans, Maastricht, Netherlands
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the producer by the present owner

Exhibited

Paris, Centre Pompidou, Galerie Sud, Ron Arad: No Discipline, 19 November, 2008 - 16 March, 2009

Literature

Marie-Laure Jousset, ed., Ron Arad: No Discipline, exh. cat., Paris, 2008, pp. 130-131, illustrated

Catalogue Note

Israeli-born Ron Arad was born in 1951 and graduated from the Architectural Association in London in 1979. He proceeded to set up his own architecture and industrial design studio, forging himself an unparalleled creative identity and a notorious challenging attitude towards art, design and architecture. Refusing to be fully assimilated with either one of the disciplines, he stated:  `I do not need a passport to go from one to the other`. His `No discipline` exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris was held in 2009 and exemplifies the full panoply of his oeuvre ranging from crude re-appropriated to digitally manufactured elements.

Fluid and imposing, this bronze plated steel chair is one of a limited edition of 6 pieces from 2006. Carving out a generous seating area from a sphere, the chair is characterised by its bold form and strong visual patina, bearing no sign of any bolts or welding joints. The seating device is a characteristically strong presence and evokes a somewhat space-age or timeless language.

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