Blo-void 3

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  • Provenance

    Barry Friedman, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2006

  • Literature

    Ron Arad: The Dogs Barked, exh. cat., Phillips de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich, 2006, n.p.

  • Artist Bio

    Ron Arad

    Israeli • 1951

    Ron Arad's work and career is characterized by his movement between modes and constant experimentation. Arad was born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1951 and studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Art before moving to London in 1973. He began his practice in London in the early 1980s and set up One Off Ltd, focused on limited edition objects, with his partner Caroline Thorman. A decade later he had moved to industrial production techniques and collaborations with large design firms such as Vitra and Kartell.



    A persistent theme throughout his work is innovation and the idea of the "new." Still producing work today, Arad uses the latest technology to produce his designs and also integrates it within his pieces, such as his Lolita Chandelier (2004) that can receive and display text messages. Arad also continually experiments with materials and has an exceptional skill to coax volume and undulation out of them, with a particular affinity for metal. His works such as The Big Easy chair (1988) walk the line between design and sculpture. Once an outsider, Arad's relentless energy to design, build and collaborate has placed him firmly within the highest ranks of the design world.

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Important Design from a Private New York Collection

Ron Arad

Blo-void 3

2006
Polished and anodised aluminium, aluminium mesh.
79 x 127 x 61 cm (31 1/8 x 50 x 24 in.)
Produced by the Gallery Mourmans, Maastricht, Netherlands. Number 1 from the edition of 6. Incised Ron Arad 1 / 6.

Estimate
£45,000 - 65,000 

sold for £60,000

Contact Specialist
Madalena Horta E Costa
Head of Sale
+44 20 7318 4019
mhortaecosta@phillips.com

Important Design

London Auction 18 October 2018