Paul Evans (1931-1987), ‘Paul Evans, Argente Wall Cabinet, USA’, 1967, Design/Decorative Art, Aluminum, Wood, Todd Merrill Studio
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Paul Evans, Argente Wall Cabinet, USA, 1967

Aluminum, Wood
36 × 24 × 12 1/2 in
91.4 × 61 × 31.8 cm
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Paul Evans’ technically intensive Argente Series, which was produced from 1967 through the 1972, …

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Paul Evans (1931-1987)
American, 1931–1987
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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.

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Paul Evans’ technically intensive Argente Series, which was produced from 1967 through the 1972, was an experimental process using 1/8 inch thick aluminum sheets. Blackened with ink, the aluminum was then sanded, buffed, textured with a torch, and scratched to produce unique sgraffito markings. Because of the toxic …

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Paul Evans (1931-1987)
American, 1931–1987
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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 Wall Cabinet, USA, 1967

Aluminum, Wood
36 × 24 × 12 1/2 in
91.4 × 61 × 31.8 cm
.
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Location
New York
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