Lot 8: Philip Michael Wolfson, Why/Why Not Console & Mirror, 2009
November 30, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Philip Michael Wolfson (American, b.1958)
Why/Why Not Console & Mirror, from the Twisted series, 2009
White Hi-Mac acrylic stone and mirror in coloured acrylic stone
No. 3 of 8
Each: 133 x 133 x 35cm ( 52.4 x 52.4 x 13.7 in)
Literature: Robert Kanten, Once Upon a Chair, Berlin: Die Gestalten Verlag, 2009
Judith Gura, Design After Modernism, W. W. Norton & Company, 2002
Derived from the letter Q, which in itself is a symbol or could be referred to as the challenging letter in the alphabet. It represents a letter (refers to a letter) as well as the actual spiral shape itself, which refers to infinity.
Investigating rhythms and lines of movement, and, as well, ideas of the concrete poetry manifestoes of seeing the word in itself. Questioning becomes a part of the perception of the piece.
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