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Constantin Boym

Unique Venus and Mars Chair and Mirror, 2006

Ready-made oil painting on linen, maple, mirrored glass
39 × 21 × 22 in
99.1 × 53.3 × 55.9 cm
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Russia/USA

This is the last remaining and the most famous work from The Ultimate Art Furniture

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Russia/USA

This is the last remaining and the most famous work from The Ultimate Art Furniture collection, which includes two separate objects. Both the chair and the wall mirror are made of one painting, a copy of Paolo Veronese’s Mars and Venus United by Love from circa 1575, which shows Cupid joining the goddess of …

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Constantin Boym
Russian, b. 1955
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Moscow-born artist Constantin Boym emigrated to the United States in 1981 though a loophole in Soviet policy—since then, his furniture and product design has been distinguished by a fascination with the once-forbidden American culture. Boym studied architecture at the Moscow Architectural Institute and later received his Master’s in design from Domus Academy in Milan. In 1986, he established a design studio in New York City, where he collaborates with his wife, Laurene Leon Boym, on designs for tableware, watches, furniture, lighting, and exhibition installations. Both Boym and his wife are of Russian-Jewish heritage; from their cultural perspective, they make social commentaries on America—often humorous ones—through the reappropriation and redesign of everyday objects and concepts (like their design for McDonald’s restaurants, which is intended to make the adult’s experience on par with that of children.)

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Russia/USA

This is the last remaining and the most famous work from The Ultimate Art Furniture

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Russia/USA

This is the last remaining and the most famous work from The Ultimate Art Furniture collection, which includes two separate objects. Both the chair and the wall mirror are made of one painting, a copy of Paolo Veronese’s Mars and Venus United by Love from circa 1575, which shows Cupid joining the goddess of …

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Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Constantin Boym
Russian, b. 1955
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Moscow-born artist Constantin Boym emigrated to the United States in 1981 though a loophole in Soviet policy—since then, his furniture and product design has been distinguished by a fascination with the once-forbidden American culture. Boym studied architecture at the Moscow Architectural Institute and later received his Master’s in design from Domus Academy in Milan. In 1986, he established a design studio in New York City, where he collaborates with his wife, Laurene Leon Boym, on designs for tableware, watches, furniture, lighting, and exhibition installations. Both Boym and his wife are of Russian-Jewish heritage; from their cultural perspective, they make social commentaries on America—often humorous ones—through the reappropriation and redesign of everyday objects and concepts (like their design for McDonald’s restaurants, which is intended to make the adult’s experience on par with that of children.)

Constantin Boym

Unique Venus and Mars Chair and Mirror, 2006

Ready-made oil painting on linen, maple, mirrored glass
39 × 21 × 22 in
99.1 × 53.3 × 55.9 cm
Bidding closed
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