Jean-Michel Sanejouand - Design New York Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Barry Friedman, Ltd., New York
    Sotheby's, New York, "The Collection of Barry Friedman, Ltd.," December 17, 2004, lot 211
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Pierre Restany, "Parigi, l'atelier 'A'," Domus, no. 497, April 1971, p. 37

  • Catalogue Essay

    French conceptual artist Jean-Michel Sanejouand has spent a career making category-defying installations and objects, each corresponding to a specific series of works. Beginning in 1967, Sanejouand embarked on a series called “Space Organizations,” works that entailed using a specific means to “reveal or correct the meaning of a given space,” for example, filling a courtyard in Sweden with arranged plastic water jugs or a gallery in Paris with metal crane parts. The present lot was created just three years into “Space Organizations” and can be viewed as a more human-scaled extension of these larger conceptual projects.


"Symmetrical" rocking chair

Chromium-plated tubular steel, canvas.
As shown: 28 x 37 1/2 x 61 1/2 in. (71.1 x 95.3 x 156.2 cm)
Produced by Atelier A, Paris, France.

$6,000 - 8,000 

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New York Auction 29 July 2020