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  • Literature

    John B. Ravanal, Artificial Light: New Light-based Sculpture and Installation Art, Richmond, 2006, p. 35 for a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    Comprising fluorescent light bulbs and mirror, “Deep Table” attests to contemporary artist Iván Navarro’s preoccupation with ready-made materials, electricity, and illusion. “I make spaces in a fictional way to deal with my own psychological anxiety,” he explained on the occasion of his self-titled 2008 exhibition at Tufts University Art Gallery in Medford, Massachusetts. Raised in Chile during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, Navarro imbues his design works—generic tables or fluorescent reproductions of iconic works such as Gerrit Rietveld’s “Red Blue Chair”— with lethal energy, dysfunction, and dread.

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Unique “Deep Table”

2004
Painted metal, glass, mirrored glass, mirrored plastic, fluorescent tube, plastic. Together with a certificate of authenticity.
14 x 24 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. (35.6 x 62.2 x 41.9 cm.)

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

Design

9 June 2010
New York