Martin Szekely - Modern Masters London Tuesday, April 26, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie kreo, Paris

  • Literature

    Claire Fayolle, Alison M. Gingeras, and Christian Schlatter, Martin Szekely, Paris, 2003, pp. 44-45, 59
    Élisabeth Lebovici, Clément Dirié and Martin Szekely, eds., Martin Szekely, Zurich, 2010, pp. 93-95
    Françoise Guichon, Philippe-Alain Michaud, Martin Szekely, Martin Szekely: Ne plus dessiner, exh. cat., Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2011, p. 13

  • Catalogue Essay

    Phillips wishes to thank Aurélie Julien for her assistance with the cataloguing of the present lot.

    Paris-based industrial designer Martin Szekely is recognised for the diversity of his designs. The use of reflective materials in the present lot creates an interaction between the volume of the table and its surrounding space. As Élisabeth Lebovici wrote "It is a challenge to find a term for the M.L. table …that can describe these fully reflective entities as cohesively as they reflect the disparity of the world around them."


'M.L.' table with black top

Steel, lacquered aluminium.
73.7 cm (29 in.) high, 199.1 cm (78 3/8 in.) diameter
Number 6 from the edition of 8 plus 2 artist’s proofs and 2 prototypes. Underside inscribed in marker Martin Szekely/2002/ 6/8.

£50,000 - 70,000 Ω

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Modern Masters

London Auction 27 April 2016