Maarten Baas - Moss New York Monday, October 15, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Commissioned directly form the artist

  • Exhibited

    ‘Great Plains’, Moss, New York, October 21 – December 31, 2011

  • Literature

    Gareth Williams, The Furniture Machine: Furniture since 1990, London, 2006, pp. 35, 120 for examples from the ‘Smoke’ series
    Marcus Fairs, 21st Century Design: New Design Icons from Mass Market to Avant-Garde, London, 2009, p. 150 for a similar example from the ‘Smoke’ series
    Arlene Hirst, ‘Murray Moss’, Elle Décor Italia, May 2012, illustrated p. 150

  • Catalogue Essay

    Baas’s graduation project - a group of three anonymous, vintage Victorian furniture pieces which he ‘re-sculpted’ with flame until they became charred and which he titled ‘Smoke’, became his first major recognized work.

    Named Designer of the Year at Design Miami 2009, Baas’s work is included in the permanent collections of several museums, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Groninger Museum, and the Stedlijk Museum in the Netherlands, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


Unique longcase clock, from the ‘Smoke’ series

Charred pre-existing longcase clock (circa 1850), clear epoxy resin, metal.
98 1/2 x 21 1/2 x 9 1/2 in (250.2 x 54.6 x 24.1 cm)
Produced by Baas & den Herder, the Netherlands for Moss, USA. Base inset with metal lettering ‘BAAS’ and reverse signed in marker with ‘Maarten/ November/2006’.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $30,000


16 October 2012
New York