Massimiliano Adami - Moss New York Monday, October 15, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Exhibited

    ‘Poetic License’, Moss, New York, May 15 – June 30 , 2010

  • Literature

    Massimiliano Adami, Magma Fossile, exh. cat., Triennale di Milano, Milan, 2009, n.p. for the ceiling light from this series

  • Catalogue Essay

    Works from Massimiliano Adami’s ‘Fossili Moderni’ series entered the permanent collection of the Triennale di Milano after the artist’s solo exhibition at the museum in 2009. Titled ‘Magma Fossile’, the exhibition featured a variety of forms including a table, a lamp, a console, and a wardrobe, among others. To create each unique work, Adami ‘drowned’ found objects in liquefied polyurethane, and then cut through the cured foam to reveal cross sections of embedded objects. His excavations revealed a surprising geology of castoffs repurposed as vessels, cubbies and vital decoration.


Two unique ‘Fossili Moderni’ tables, from the ‘Fossili Moderni’ series

circa 2009
Polyurethane foam, found objects.Polyurethane foam, found objects.
Stationary table: 22 1/2 in (57.2 cm) high, 19 3/4 in (50.2 cm) diameter; rolling table: 23 1/2 x 21 in (59.7 x 53.3 cm)
Produced by MASSImiliano Adami, Italy. Numbers 16 and 18 from the open edition. Underside of stationary table signed and written in black marker with ‘FOSSILI
MODERNI/TAVOLINO no 16/MASSimiliano Adami/2009’ and underside of rolling table signed and written in black marker with ‘FOSSILE MODERNO/TAVOLINO/No 18’ (2).

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $5,625


16 October 2012
New York