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Franz West (Austrian, 1947–2012)
LOT ID: 63573
Privat Lampe Des Kunstlers II , ie. circa 2008

Lighting, Welded iron chain floor lamp
76 х 13 х 13 in. (193.04 x 33.02 x 33.02 cm.)
Unsigned, unsigned.
Foundry/Publisher Meta-Memphis, Milan, Italy
Lot description
Franz West
'Privat Lampe Des Kunstlers II'
76 x 13 x 13 inches
Welded iron chain floor lamp
Designed 1989

Using a simple welded iron chain, Franz West demonstrates with 'Privat Lampe Des Kunstlers II' how worldly objects, when thrust into the realm of art, become defined as art objects. Here, the chained floor lamp is viewed as a piece of art and not as a functional object, representing West's working mantra of "art for art's sake".

Austrian Franz West (B. 1947, Vienna, Austria) creates work that blurs the border between sculpture and installation; his use of found objects redefines the experience and interpretation of three-dimensional art as well as furniture design. Called ‘funky bohemian’, West’s crafted objects are art for art’s sake; his monumental public sculptures are installed throughout the world. The artist has held numerous exhibitions the world over with recent shows at Galerie Eva Presenhuber (Zurich, Switzerland), Hayward Gallery (London, UK), and The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture (Moscow, Russia), among others.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Palazzo Grassi, Venice, ITALY
Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid, SPAIN
S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst), Ghent, BELGIUM
Tate Gallery, London, UK
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