The Floating Chair

Sell Through Rate: 100%

Artwork: The Floating Chair
Size: overall:44.5 x 35.6 x 35.6 cm
Medium: Sculpture in acrylic display box
Marks: Signed and dated on base
Category: Sculptures And Ceramics
Artwork details : 1974-78

John Moran Auctioneers

Date: 2020-10-27
Lot Number: 16
Notes: Overall good condition with minor dust accumulation commensurate with age. One of the unique features of Tony Delap's work is the inspiration of magic and illusion. Delap was a magician himself and this floating chair piece from the mid-1970s is a great example of this influence. This chair sculpture is a one-of-a-kind. Nothing else like it exists in his oeuvre. The piece is hand signed and dated. Photographs of Mr. DeLap with the sculpture are included. DeLap's work has been exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum in New York City. His work is included in the permanent collections of major museums around the world including the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Tate Gallery, London.'- Bradford J. Salamon