"Extruded Table 2"

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  • Provenance

    Gagosian Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    Louise Neri, ed., Marc Newson, exh. cat., Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2007, pp. 34-35 for a white example
    Sophie Lovell, Limited Edition: Prototypes, One-Offs and Design Art Furniture, Basel, 2009, p. 237
    Marc Newson and Alison Castle, Marc Newson: Works, London, 2012, p. 120, for a drawing, p. 121 for a white example, pp. 122-23

  • Catalogue Essay

    “I am trying to treat materials in unprecedented ways, like taking marble and playing with it like a piece of plastic.” MARC NEWSON

    Where Thomas Heatherwick’s “Extrusion” bench explores the technical and material aspects of extrusion, Marc Newson’s “Extruded Table 2” deals with the process in a purely conceptual manner. Newson was attracted to marble’s associations to significant monumental works, high levels of craftsmanship and historic durability. However, unlike aluminum, marble cannot be extruded, and Newson’s adoption of the term is in service to his communication of a two-dimensional idea in a three-dimensional context. With noted similarity to the “Event Horizon” series, these works in marble distill many of the themes present in Newson’s earlier work—voids, negative versus positive space, and stunning feats of fabrication. He has said “The earlier aluminum works were all about what was going on inside. I was trying to create the illusion that the interior was bigger than the exterior. Now I see that the new marble works are dealing with the same ideas but in different ways.”(Marc Newson, exh. cat., Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2007, pp. 71-72)

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"Extruded Table 2"

2006
grey Bardiglio marble
28 3/4 x 63 1/4 x 35 1/2 in. (73 x 160.7 x 90.2 cm)
Signed, titled and numbered Extruded table/2 G/Marc Newson/3 / 8 on label affixed to side of table. This work is number 3 from an edition of 8 plus 2 artist's proofs and 1 prototype.

Estimate
$60,000 - 80,000 

sold for $179,000

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