Battersea Chair 1

1993

Mach, David
David Mach is well known for work that combines large numbers of near identical commonplace objects such as bricks, magazines or coat hangers to produce large, often temporary, sculptures. Examples include a temple made of tyres in Leith Docks in Edinburgh and a huge locomotive formed of bricks in Darlington. For this work, Mach in collaboration with one-time student, Graham Wattis, modelled a set of table and chairs on the Battersea Power Station. The iconic white chimneys are turned upside down and scaled down to make the stocky chair and table legs, in a reversal of Mach's usual practice of making large sculptures from smaller elements. Although the work clearly draws on Mach's existing practice, it also bears semblance to work of postmodern architects and designers, such as Michael Graves and Aldo Rossi. Tom Heaven
  • Artwork Details: 59.5 x 84cm
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  • Material description: pencil on paper
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Urban Scene
  • Medium: Drawing
  • Accession number: ACC28/1995

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