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    Sale 7716

    20th Century Decorative Art and Design

    7 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 93

    STUDIO JOB (F. 2000)

    PERISHED COLLECTION, FOUR PANEL SCREEN, 2006

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    STUDIO JOB (F. 2000)
    PERISHED COLLECTION, FOUR PANEL SCREEN, 2006
    number four from an edition of six, macassar with laser-cut bird's-eye maple marquetry
    each panel 71 in. (180.3 cm.) high; 20 in. (50 cm.) wide; 2 in. (5 cm.) deep
    inset designer's mark Job


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    The Perished Collection revives seventeenth-century Flemish marquetry techniques to document the skeletons of extinct animal species, and comprises of a bench, cabinet, table and the present screen, each produced in an edition of six. The collection absorbs and synthesises the fine, the graphic, and the applied arts to address issues of ecological permanance and environmental historicism, yielding an expressionistic symbolism superimposed upon an absurdist, semi-functional monumentalism.

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    Literature

    R. Kianten, S. Lovell & B. Meyer (eds.), Furnish: Furniture and International Design for the 21st Century, Berlin, 2007, p.17 (example illustrated)