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A Pair of Lamps With Bronze Vases Cast From a Vase I Bought a Long Time Ago
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Roy McMakin

A Pair of Lamps With Bronze Vases Cast From a Vase I Bought a Long Time Ago

Roy McMakin’s significance as a crossover figure at the art/design interface cannot be understated. Long before it was the done thing, he was inhabiting the spaces of furniture and sculpture with equal ease. His sure handling of form draws on a lifetime of collecting and study of decorative arts, always transformed into something urgently contemporary in feeling. This is exactly the story of the recursive vase/lamp assembly shown here, A Pair of Lamps With Bronze Vases Cast From a Vase I Bought a Long Time Ago. It’s an unimprovable title, which both precisely describes the object at hand and also conjures the whole creative atmosphere in which it was produced. It has the quality of a still life – Giorgio Morandi springs to mind – and a prop-like theatricality that suggests that the story of its inception will launch another narrative, yet to be written.

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Artist
Roy McMakin
Material
Bronze, enamel on poplar, steel, fabric
Contributing Gallery
Garth Greenan Gallery
Date
2018
Dimensions
Pedestal Lamp: 19.5 x 14.5 x 10 in; Singular Lamp: 19.5 x 10 x 10 in
ID
greenanrm01-ind01 d
Image credit: Courtesy the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York
A Pair of Lamps With Bronze Vases Cast From a Vase I Bought a Long Time Ago
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A Pair of Lamps With Bronze Vases Cast From a Vase I Bought a Long Time Ago