Lot 4
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Constantin Boym

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 USD
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Description

  • Constantin Boym
  • A Unique "Mars and Venus" Chair and Mirror
  • both with artist's signature and date
  • maple, mirrored glass and a ca.1980s oil on canvas replica of Paolo Veronese's "Mars and Venus United by Love"

  • mirror: 46 5/8 x 31 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. (118.4 x 80 x 3.2 cm)
    chair: 38 3/4 in. (98.4 cm) high
from the "Ultimate Art Furniture" series

Exhibited

The Ultimate Art Furniture, Moss, New York, November 15-December 31, 2006

Literature

Sarah Lindgus, "Shock of the Nude:  The Boyms Convert Old Masters into Furniture,"  International Design, December 2006, p. 17
Matt Tyrnauer, "The Taste Maker," Vanity Fair, May 2007, p. 21

 

Catalogue Note

"It is only recently that it became generally accepted (and acceptable) that functional objects, including furnishings, are often used by designers, metaphorically speaking, as 'canvases' through which they attempt to express their personal view of the world, and that, in doing so, these works, on rare occasion, cross a certain boundary and become Art.

 

With his Ultimate Art Furniture, Constantin Boym uses the painted canvas - in this case four exuberant, heartfelt renditions of Baroque religious-themed masterworks, all painted by the same artist in the 1970's - as a 'new material', Art, with which to construct furniture."

Murray Moss

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