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    Sale 7617

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale

    19 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 8

    Ron Arad (b. 1951)

    Big Easy Mixed

    Price Realised  


    Ron Arad (b. 1951)
    Big Easy Mixed
    engraved 'Ron Arad 11/20'
    blackened and polished mild steel
    37¾ x 52¾ x 34¾in. (96 x 134 x 88cm.)
    Designed in 1988, this work is number eleven from an edition of twenty

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    Begun in 1988, Ron Arad's Volume series evolved from his exploration of the opposing concepts of empty and full, soft and hard, light and heavy. Using sheet steel cut from a flat pattern and beaten and welded by hand, the Big Easy represented a complete formal and aesthetic departure from Arad's earlier experiments and established a highly idiosyncratic design language. Dispensing with the illusion of comfort, and proposing instead the hazy hand-beaten impression of a chair, the Big Easy Mixed is delineated by free-hand seams that contain the alternating reflecting and opaque surfaces, ensuring that no two chairs are alike.

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    Galerie Mourmans, Maastricht.
    Private Collection, Netherlands.