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Paul Evans (1931-1987), ‘Sculptural Steel Lamp’, 1958, Todd Merrill Studio
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Sculptural Steel Lamp, 1958

44 × 18 × 18 in
111.8 × 45.7 × 45.7 cm
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New York
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Todd Merrill Studio
New York

A fantastic example of an early sculpted steel lamp by Paul Evans, this piece was recently …

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Design/Decorative Art
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 (1931-1987), ‘Sculptural Steel Lamp’, 1958, Todd Merrill Studio
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Todd Merrill Studio
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A fantastic example of an early sculpted steel lamp by Paul Evans, this piece was recently exhibited at a double museum show, "Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism" at the Cranbrook Art Museum and at the Michener Museum.

The square base is formed from alternating sections of welded steel …

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Design/Decorative Art
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.

Sculptural Steel Lamp, 1958

44 × 18 × 18 in
111.8 × 45.7 × 45.7 cm
Sold
Location
New York
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