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Ron Arad
MT ROCKER
Estimate
900,0001,200,000
LOT SOLD. 1,125,000 HKD
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79
Ron Arad
MT ROCKER
Estimate
900,0001,200,000
LOT SOLD. 1,125,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Ron Arad
B.1951
MT ROCKER
Executed in 2005, this work is number 3 from an edition of 6.
signed and numbered 3/6 underneath 
polished bronze rods
85.1 by 73.7 by 101.6 cm, 33 1/2  by 29 by 40 in. 
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Provenance

Friedman Benda, New York
Private Collection

Exhibited

Paris, Centre Pompidou; New York, The Museum of Modern Art; Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Ron Arad: No Discipline, November 20, 2008 – March 16; August 2 – October 19, 2009; Fall 2010 – Winter 2011, n.p., illustrated in colour (another example exhibited)

Catalogue Note

Born in Tel Aviv in 1951, Ron Arad's constant experimentation with the possibilities of materials such as steel, aluminium or polyamide. His radical re-conception of the form and structure of furniture has put him at the forefront of contemporary design and architecture. Arad's work often begins as a studio piece that is later transformed into industrial production, but in some cases the direction is reversed, as was the case with the MT series. Intrigued by the untapped potential of rotation-molding, one of the humblest methods of manufacturing plastic products, the artist came up with beautiful, elegant while complex concaves and convex forms highlighted by contrasting colours, for an armchair, rocker, and couch. Then he translated the piece into works made of polished stainless steel or bronze. In the present lot, he used an exquisite technique involving the patient application, by hand, of metal rods onto a structure of an armchair.

Boundless: Contemporary Art

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Hong Kong