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  • Provenance

    Gagosian Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    Louise Neri, ed., Marc Newson, exh. cat., Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2007, pp. 48-51 for a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    Marc Newson’s "Micarta" series, first shown at Gagosian Gallery in 2007, exhibits two of Newson’s trademarks: fluid silhouettes and unexpected uses for industrial materials. Iconic Newson table designs like “Black Hole” (1998) and “Event Horizon” (1992) employed aluminum and carbon fiber, but the “Micarta” table takes the unexpected a step further. The eponymous material of the Gagosian series, micarta is a little-known composite of resin-impregnated linen used for knife handles and electrical cords. Newson says, “…for me, ‘newness’ means taking something out of one context and putting it into another.” In this instance, micarta moves from utensil to head of the table.

PROPERTY FROM THE HALSEY MINOR COLLECTION

132

“Micarta” desk

2006

Linen phenolic composite.

28 1/8 x 101 x 37 1/8 in. (71.4 x 256.5 x 94.3 cm.)
The first of two artist’s proofs from the edition of ten plus one prototype. Underside with metal roundel impressed with “Micarta desk/AP1” and incised with artist’s signature.

Estimate
$100,000 - 150,000 

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Under the Influence

8 March 2011
New York