Julien Carretero - Moss New York Monday, October 15, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Exhibited

    ‘Reborn’, Moss, New York, April 1 – May 8, 2010

  • Literature

    Fred Benstein, ‘The New Wave of Design’, Departures, November/December 2009, n.p.
    Intramuros, no. 138, September 2008, n.p.
    Culture + Travel, Fall 2009, n.p.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This limited edition bench, from Julien Carretero’s series ‘To Be Continued’, in an ironic twist of purpose, uses a mold as a tool for creating differentiation as opposed to regularity. Carretero uses flexible molds to produce multiple casts in a polyurethane composite, variously colored, which are layered one on top of the next, creating a long series of slices. As a result, the bench progressively mutates - in a sense, imperfectly designing itself. Carretero writes, ‘It deals with creating a real and recognizable uniqueness within serial production. Instead of leaving randomness [to] manage the differences, it uses the repetitive actions existing within the production process as a tool for differentiation.’


‘To Be Continued’ bench

Polyurethane composite.
35 x 70 x 35 in (88.9 x 177.8 x 88.9 cm)
Produced by Julien Carretero, the Netherlands. Number 3 from the edition of 5. Side impressed with ‘JULIEN CARRETERO’.

$12,000 - 18,000 


16 October 2012
New York