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  • Literature

    Howard Meister, Howard Meister, Tokyo, 1991, p. 6

  • Catalogue Essay

    Howard Meister’s original intention when he designed Learning Her Lie was to produce 30 chairs, however he later decided to make it a more limited edition, with just 16 chairs in total. The present example is from his very first series of chair designs, made with the intention of infusing common objects with poetic meaning. It has been exhibited at various galleries in Chicago, Osaka, Tokyo and New York between 1989 and 2017, including the artist’s first solo exhibition in 1982 at Art et Industrie in New York. Another example from this series is in the permanent collection at The Art Institute of Chicago.

Property from the collection of Howard Meister


"Learning Her Lie" chair

Painted steel.
37 1/4 x 16 1/4 x 19 in. (94.6 x 41.3 x 48.3 cm)
Number 15 from the edition of 16. Underside signed in marker Howard Marc Meister/ #15 / 30 1989.

$8,000 - 12,000 

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