Terry Adkins, Smoke Signal, 2013

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<b>Terry Adkins, <i>Smoke Signal</i>, 2013</b>

Artist: Terry Adkins (born 1953, Washington, D.C., died 2014) Description: Eames chair bases, concrete, leather, and ebony (69 × 483 × 76 cm) “Smoke Signal (2012) is a dialogue between two materials and processes. The tall (roughly fifteen feet) metal structure is made of stacked Eames chair skeletons set in a concrete base, with black […]

Simon Starling, The Black Stack, 2001

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<b>Simon Starling, <i>The Black Stack</i>, 2001</b>

Artist: Simon Starling (born 1967 in Epsom, England; lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark). Description: A stack of 32 Eames chairs on top of each other. Included in Carolyn Christov Bakargiev’s exhibition “I Moderni” (2003).

Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck, Eames Derivative, 2006-13

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<b>Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck, <i>Eames Derivative</i>, 2006-13</b>

Artist: Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck (born 1972 in Caracas, Venezuela; lives and works in Berlin, Germany). Materials: 1242 custom-made slotted cards, silk thread with metal fixtures, 5 framed vintage magazine ads, three narrative wall labels, vinyl wall lettering, glass and wood platform; installation dimensions variable. Description: “The ideological apparatus of the state works in mysterious ways. Sometimes […]

Laura Lima, “Wheelchairs” series, 2011-14

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<b>Laura Lima, “Wheelchairs” series, 2011-14</b>

  Artist: Laura Lima (born 1971 in Minas Gerais, Brazil; lives ad works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). Materials: Knoll Saarinen Arm Chair, Eames Lounge Chair, Red and Blue Rietveld, Le Corbusier lc1 armchair, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh Willow Chair; each placed on wheelchairs. Description: “The seats of five wheelchairs have been replaced by five […]

Martin Boyce, Dark Unit and Mask, 2003

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<b>Martin Boyce, <i>Dark Unit and Mask</i>, 2003</b>

Artist: Martin Boyce (born 1967 in Glasgow, Scotland; lives and works in Scotland). Materials: Wood, steel, and paint; 40 x 60 x 169 cm. Description: “The sculpture, Dark Unit and Mask, replicates the structure of a small Eames Storage Unit. On top of the unit sits a nickel-plated steel display stand holding what appears to be […]

Pia Rønicke, Untitled Eames Model, 2001

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<b>Pia Rønicke, <i>Untitled Eames Model</i>, 2001</b>

Artist: Pia Rønicke (born 1974 in Roskilde, Denmark; lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark). Materials: Digital video; 1 min 36 sec. Description: Untitled Eames Model presents an architectural model of a house furnished with Eames designs (along sunlit, open-plan lines of the Eames house, Case Study House #8), against a changing  background of Japanese prints […]

Simon Starling, Work, Ready-Made, Kunsthalle Bern, 1997

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<b>Simon Starling, <i>Work, Ready-Made, Kunsthalle Bern</i>, 1997</b>

Artist: Simon Starling (born 1967 in Epsom, England; lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark). Description: Starling both remade a Charles Eames Aluminum Group chair from the metal of a Marin Sausalito bicycle, and then made a Sausalito bicycle out of an Eames chair. “Work, Made-ready, Kunsthalle Bern 1997 inverts the notion of the readymade in a […]

Sam Durant, Chair #1 – #6, 1995

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<b>Sam Durant, <i>Chair #1 – #6</i>, 1995</b>

    Artist: Sam Durant (born 1961 in Seattle, USA; lives and works in Los Angeles, USA). Materials: C-print; each print 41 x 51 cm. Description: “The artist posed classic mid-century modern chairs in compromising positions. Documented with their feet in the air in such a way that any appraisal of their best features, [such […]

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