Slice Chair Drawing by Mathias Bengtsson

Slice Chair Drawing by Matthias Bengtsson

Slice Chair Drawing by Mathias Bengtsson, 1998 Oil pencil on paper. 28 x 33 1/2 in. (71.1 x 85.1 cm)

Estimate: $10,000-20,000

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“In a thrift store was a row of 4 chairs joined together with mannequin parts & mirrors..” Chair Painting by Jim Shaw

Shaw, Jim (b. 1952) > 1990s > Drawings & Watercolors > American > Contemporary

Title FIRST OPEN POST-WAR AND CONTEMPORARY ART Location New York, Rockefeller Plaza Sale Date Apr 01, 2008 Lot Number 0050 A Sale Number 1970

Creator Jim Shaw (b. 1952)

Lot Title Untitled (In NYC I Saw Some Paintings…)

Estimate 10,000 – 15,000 U.S. dollars

Lot Description Jim Shaw (b. 1952) Untitled (In NYC I Saw Some Paintings…) signed, inscribed and dated ‘Jim Shaw 96’ (on the reverse) graphite on paper 12 x 9 in. (30.4 x 22.8 cm.) Drawn in 1996.

Inscribed on the reverse: 1. In NYC I saw some paintings by Cindy Sherman and William Wegman. I’d left behind some thrift store paintings including this city scape with phalanxes of eyeball & flower headed people talking w eyes on stalks coming out of his palms. 2. I was writing down ideas on the gallery floor & thought of having texts inside croquet goals with hallmark “studio” card figures playing the game. 3. In a thrift store was a row of 4 chairs joined together with mannequin parts & mirrors and another row of 3 objects together. I couldn’t fit them into my car. 4. Near my folks house, Nancy Evans, Kosamund and I find a garbage can filled with tiny paintings. 5. After seeing a crowd gather around an argument on Ashman street, I got on an elevator which got stuck then opened up to a woman wearing a giant Peter Max Face outfit. 6. In a parking garage there was a statue with flaming hair. In the background a band played & Mike was usuing a wrench to blow cars up. Provenance Patrick Painter, Santa Monica Acquired from the above by the present owner

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Update: Price Realized: $23,750

Chair Paintings (3): Silk Screens By Will Holman

Bounce in Breuer
Bounce in Breuer
Wassily armchair and Cesca dining chair

Via Design* Sponge Blog’s Hommage To Chairs I came across these Silk Screens of Will Holman.

Everybody in Eames
Everybody in Eames

About Wil Holman:

Will Holman is an artist and writer who just graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in architecture.

He is living in the high Sonoran desert in the middle of Arizona, working on an experimental architecture project ( I weld and pour concrete by day, and work on silk screen prints and furniture by night. He hopes to have new prints on the regular starting in late January or early February ’08.

Other work of Will
Can be found at Etsy

Holman about the Silk Screens:

Being a student of the chair, I have done a series of silkscreen studies of the modern masters.

Two-color print on natural, unbleached canvas. Stretched on recycled wood. Signed and numbered edition of 8.

Size Approx. 11″x17″

Chair Paintings (2): Christiaan Kuitwaard

Christiaan Kuitwaard Chair

I took this photo of a chair painting dated 2000 by Christiaan Kuitwaard, a Dutch painter born 1965, on December 30, 2007, in Dutch Museum Belvédére.

Chair Paintings (1): Van Gogh Chair

Van Gogh Chair

Van Gogh Chair

I did a “chair paintings” search and found this Vincent Van Gogh chair from the National Gallery.