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Wendell’s Work at R & Company Booth at Design/Miami Basel

June 19th, 2014 · No Comments

WENDELL CASTLE
DESIGNMIAMI/ BASEL 2014

Photos by Sherry Griffin and Joe Kramm for R & Company

Design Miami/Basel
Messeplatz, Basel, Switzerland
Hall 1 Sud, Booth G12
June 17th – 22nd

R & Company | 82 Franklin Street | New York, NY 10013
212-343-7979

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Talk at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, July 10th at 12:30 p.m.

May 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Wendell Castle

in conversation with Michael Golec

July 10
12:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Evan Snyderman and Zesty Meyers/R & Company,
New York and Rona and Jeff Citrin

Wendell Castle

Lauded as the father of the art furniture movement, celebrated American artist Wendell Castle has been a sculptor, designer and educator for over 5 decades.  From the outset of his career, Castle has consistently challenged the boundaries of functional design, becoming renown for his superb craftsmanship, whimsically organic forms and original techniques for stack-laminating wood.

Michael J. Golec is Associate Professor of the History of Design at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Golec’s scholarship focuses on image theory, graphic visualization and  American  art and design history in the twentieth-century.  Golec was the 2010-2011 Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies at Princeton University.  He is the author of Brillo Box Archive: Aesthetics, Design, and Art (Hanover: Dartmouth College Press, 2008) and, along with Aron Vinegar, co-edited and contributed to Relearning from Las Vegas (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009).  Golec has published articles and reviews in Design and Culture, the Journal of Design History, Design Issues, Senses and Society, Cultural Critique, American Quarterly, and Home Cultures.

Wendell Castle’s presentation is sponsored by:

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Anderson Ranch Arts
5263 Owl Creek Rd
Snowmass Village, CO 81615
Phone: 970-923-3181

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Wendell’s work at CWG BRAFA/BRUSSELS 2014 Booth

May 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

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Organic – Group Show at CWG Paris 5/23 – 8/23/14

May 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

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Wendell Castle: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1958-2012 coming soon

April 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

PUBLISHER
THE ARTIST BOOK FOUNDATION

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 11 x 12 in. / 564 pgs / 1,150 color / 400 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 7/31/2014
Forthcoming

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: FALL 2013 p. 56

“I think that one of the things that is consistent is that when I stopped making sculpture and decided I would concentrate fully on furniture, it was because I felt it could be the same as sculpture.” – Wendell Castle

THE ARTIST BOOK FOUNDATION

By Emily Evans Eerdmans. Text by Glenn Adamson, Jane Adlin, Dave Barry.

Featured image, "Buddy" (2006), stained walnut with oil finish, 22.5 x 15 x 12 inches, is reproduced from <I>Wendell Castle: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1958-2012</I>. A founder and icon of the Studio Furniture movement, the popular sculptor and furniture designer Wendell Castle (born 1932) has carved a distinct path over nearly six decades of a distinguished career. This long-awaited and richly illustrated record of his oeuvre, Wendell Castle: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1958–2012, beautifully delivers a worthy homage to his talents. From Castle’s earliest, mid-century works through to his unabashedly forward-thinking experiments with unconventional materials (gel-coated fiberglass and metallic automobile paint, for example) and his latest signature wood laminations, the common thread that ties these diverse pieces together is Castle’s knack for uniting appealing function with biomorphic elegance. Castle’s pieces are widely collected and his works feature in the permanent collections of more than 40 museums and cultural institutions around the world, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York); Museum of Modern Art (New York); Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, D.C.); Musée des Beaux-arts de Montréal (Quebec, Canada); and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London). Three essays supplying varying perspectives introduce the catalogue raisonné and substantial back matter is included.

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