Paul Evans (1931-1987), ‘Paul Evans Argente Console (PE-41), USA’, ca. 1970, Design/Decorative Art, Aluminum, Wood, Todd Merrill Studio
Save
Save
Share
Share

Paul Evans Argente Console (PE-41), USA, ca. 1970

Aluminum, Wood
32 × 84 × 23 in
81.3 × 213.4 × 58.4 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Todd Merrill Studio
New York

Commissioned directly from the Evans Studio by a Michigan collector, this Argente Console is one of …

Medium
Paul Evans (1931-1987)
American, 1931–1987
Follow

A former metalworker, Paul Evans set up his own design studio in 1955 and, over the course of decades, became known for his sculpture, furniture, and contributions to the American Studio Craft Movement in the ’70s. The musician Lenny Kravitz once called Evans’s work, which he collects, “stunningly beautiful, stunningly ugly, stunningly tacky, stunningly sophisticated.” His career is divided into phases, each of which is defined by different styles and materials—the latter of which have included copper, bronze, pewter, sculpted steel, and argente. Hallmarks of his work include high relief, abstractly patterned surfaces, combining gilding, gnarled wood, and metal filigree. He also embraced and pioneered the integration of technology into design, including features such as remote-controlled doors and shelves in his creations.

Navigate left
Paul Evans (1931-1987), ‘Paul Evans Argente Console (PE-41), USA’, ca. 1970, Design/Decorative Art, Aluminum, Wood, Todd Merrill Studio
Navigate right
Save
Save
Share
Share
Todd Merrill Studio
New York

Commissioned directly from the Evans Studio by a Michigan collector, this Argente Console is one of the most breathtaking examples of Evans’ scrafitto imagery in the Argente style. The complex patterning, both highly graphic and increasingly dynamic, exemplifies the exuberant concept of an “all-over” composition most …

Medium
Paul Evans (1931-1987)
American, 1931–1987
Follow

A former metalworker, Paul Evans set up his own design studio in 1955 and, over the course of decades, became known for his sculpture, furniture, and contributions to the American Studio Craft Movement in the ’70s. The musician Lenny Kravitz once called Evans’s work, which he collects, “stunningly beautiful, stunningly ugly, stunningly tacky, stunningly sophisticated.” His career is divided into phases, each of which is defined by different styles and materials—the latter of which have included copper, bronze, pewter, sculpted steel, and argente. Hallmarks of his work include high relief, abstractly patterned surfaces, combining gilding, gnarled wood, and metal filigree. He also embraced and pioneered the integration of technology into design, including features such as remote-controlled doors and shelves in his creations.

Paul Evans Argente Console (PE-41), USA, ca. 1970

Aluminum, Wood
32 × 84 × 23 in
81.3 × 213.4 × 58.4 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Other works by Paul Evans (1931-1987)
Other works from Todd Merrill Studio
Related works