According to the artist, only 20 editions of this work have been produced. The black chair versions have been accessioned into the permanent collections of respectively, Museum Art and Design, New York, USA and at Essex Peabody Museum, Salem, USA.
There is light accretion to the back of the red segment of the sculpture. Otherwise, the work is in good condition overall.
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