1947 - 2012
steel and African silk textile
85 by 40 by 42 cm., 33½ by 15¾ by 16½ in.
Executed circa 2001.
This work is accompanied by an archival statement issued by the Archiv Franz West, Vienna.
Please note the colours in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings.
This work is in good condition. All elements are present and stable. There is light wear throughout, including some oxidization, discoloration and faint surface scratches to the steel elements.
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Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt
Acquired from the above by the present owner
The present work by the Austrian artist Franz West, best known for his unconventional abstracts sculptures and objects, is an exceptional example from the series of his Kodu-Chairs (Kodu-Stühle), which he produced between 1999 and 2005 in an edition of circa 500.
Most of the Kodu-Chairs were executed with colourful printed fabrics with African patterns, patterns of back rest and seat always differed, each example uniquely created in form and colour. This particular version is of great distinctive feature due to its fine silk fabric of which there was only a small number created, only about 15 are known today.