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Ron Arad
Bodyguard
2008
Timothy Taylor Gallery
Courtesy the artist, Ernest Mourmans and Timothy Taylor Gallery
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ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason



Arad-mania?
Israeli-born, London-based furniture superstar Ron Arad, whose curvaceous steel chairs, dubbed "Bodyguards,” have been fetching $500,000 in this country, is now playing practically everywhere. London dealer Timothy Taylor has taken on representing Arad and has just recruited him to design their stand for the Frieze Art Fair in October 2008. On the drawing board is a booth consisting of clusters of interlocking planes. No indication yet of what material the designer will use. But with Yoshii Gallery selling its entire Tadao Ando-designed stand down to the flooring at Design Miami Basel this summer for a cool $1 million, perhaps Taylor and Arad can replicate that kind of hefty purchase.

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