Modernist 20th Century /07 December 2003

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Frank Gehry

Fish Lamp form
New City Editions
USA, 1989
maple
21 w × 5 d × 8½ h in (53 × 13 × 22 cm)

Gehry experimented with several animal form lighting designs and encorporated aspects of these persuits into his architecture. For the Chiat Day offices in Los Angeles, Gehry created a conference room that resembeled a heavily scaled fish, and a restaurant in Kobe Japan features a Large sculptrual fish. This form was hand-made and used as the mold for the lamp.

provenance: Acquired directly from the artist Private collection

estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $3,540

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