Orgone Stretch Lounge (1993) by Marc Newson on auction May 14, 2010 with a whopping Estimate of $400,000-$600,000:
Polished aluminum, enameled aluminum. 24 3/8 x 70 1/2 x 32 5/8 in. (61.9 x 179.1 x 82.9 cm). Produced by POD Edition, UK. Artistâ€™s proof number one of two for the edition of six. Underside impressed with Pod logo and â€œMARC NEWSON/POD EDITION/AP 1.â€ This is the only example produced with black interior.
PROVENANCE The Gallery Mourmans, The Netherlands; Private Collection
LITERATURE Phil Starling, â€œAn Australian in Paris,â€ Blueprint, February 1994, front cover and p. 29; Volker Albus and Volker Fischer, 13 Nach Memphis: Design Zwichen Askese und Sinnlichkeit, Munich, 1995, p. 127; Alexander von Vegesack, et al., eds., 100 Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum Collection, exh. cat., Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, 1996, p. 172; Alice Rawsthorn, â€œMarc Newson,â€ I.D. Magazine, January/February 1996, p. 70; Alice Rawsthorn, Marc Newson, London, 1999, pp. 90-93; Museu do Design: Luxo, Pop, Cool, De 1937 AtÃ© Hoje, exh. cat., Museu do Design, Lisbon, 1999, fig. 224; Conway Lloyd Morgan, Marc Newson, London, 2002, pp. 144-145; Louise Neri, ed., Marc Newson, exh. cat., Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2007, p. 64
2 thoughts on “Orgone Stretch Lounge by Marc Newson at Phillips de Pury & Company”
As I told Michael Jefferson, of Wright, this chaise is little more than a piece of shinny, crushed pipe with pigs legs. $400,000-$600,000 is not a lot of dollars if they are hyperinflated fiat dollars. Phillips de Pury is counting on a bidder wanting to unload these dollars.
I love the organic shape plus the lively legs.