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    Sale 12212

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    8 June 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 102

    PAUL EVANS (1931-1987)

    A UNIQUE U-SHAPED CHAIR, CIRCA 1968

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    PAUL EVANS (1931-1987)
    A UNIQUE U-SHAPED CHAIR, CIRCA 1968
    welded and polychromed, patinated steel, suede upholstery
    28 ½ in. (72.4 cm.) high


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    This unique chair is from the collection of Dorsey Reading, Evans' shop foreman and chief fabricator. Recruited out of high school, Reading was a key figure in Evans' studio for over 20 years. Working closely alongside Evans, Reading had the ultimate inside perspective on the work and artistic process. Utilizing his deep knowledge, expertise and access, Reading was able to assemble some of the earliest and most interesting pieces ever created. This chair was originally offered alongside more than 40 other items from Reading's impressive collection at Rago auction house in 2008. A unique piece, this chair with its vibrantly colored sculpted back, exemplifies Evans' ability to create artistic functional furniture and letting the materials be his source of inspiration.

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    Provenance

    Dorsey Reading, Erwinna, Pennsylvania;
    Rago, Lambertville, 12 April 2008, lot 102.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from an Important American Collection


    Literature

    G. Adamson, E. Cooke Jr., C. Kimmerle, et al., Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism, exhibition catalogue, James A. Michener Art Museum and Cranbrook Art Museum, New York, 2014, pl. 42, p. 170 for the present lot illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Michener Art Museum, Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism, March - June 2014.