Structures and Surfaces Sean Kelly

Installation view of Structures and Surfaces: The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm and Selected Artwork at Sean Kelly, New York 
December 15, 2007 - February 2, 2008
Photography: Sherry Griffin, New York 
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York 

 

 

Structures and Surfaces Sean Kelly

Installation view of Structures and Surfaces: The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm and Selected Artwork at Sean Kelly, New York 
December 15, 2007 - February 2, 2008 
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York 

 

Structures and Surfaces Sean Kelly

Installation view of Structures and Surfaces: The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm and Selected Artwork at Sean Kelly, New York 
December 15, 2007 - February 2, 2008
Photography: Sherry Griffin, New York 
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York 

Structures and Surfaces Sean Kelly

Installation view of Structures and Surfaces: The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm and Selected Artwork at Sean Kelly, New York 
December 15, 2007 - February 2, 2008
Photography: Sherry Griffin, New York 
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York 

 

Structures and Surfaces Sean Kelly

Installation view of Structures and Surfaces: The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm and Selected Artwork at Sean Kelly, New York 
December 15, 2007 - February 2, 2008
Photography: Sherry Griffin, New York 
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York 

Structures and Surfaces Sean Kelly

Installation view of Structures and Surfaces: The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm and Selected Artwork at Sean Kelly, New York 
December 15, 2007 - February 2, 2008
Photography: Sherry Griffin, New York 
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York 

Structures and Surfaces Sean Kelly

Installation view of Structures and Surfaces: The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm and Selected Artwork at Sean Kelly, New York 
December 15, 2007 - February 2, 2008
Photography: Sherry Griffin, New York 
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York 

Structures and Surfaces Sean Kelly

Installation view of Structures and Surfaces: The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm and Selected Artwork at Sean Kelly, New York 
December 15, 2007 - February 2, 2008
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York 

Structures and Surfaces Sean Kelly

Installation view of Structures and Surfaces: The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm and Selected Artwork at Sean Kelly, New York 
December 15, 2007 - February 2, 2008
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York 

 

Structures and Surfaces Sean Kelly

Installation view of Structures and Surfaces: The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm and Selected Artwork at Sean Kelly, New York 
December 15, 2007 - February 2, 2008 
Courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York 

 

Structures and Surfaces Sean Kelly

Installation view of Structures and Surfaces: The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm and Selected Artwork at Sean Kelly, New York 
December 15, 2007 - February 2, 2008
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York 

 

Structures and Surfaces Sean Kelly

Installation view of Structures and Surfaces: The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm and Selected Artwork at Sean Kelly New York 
December 15, 2007 - February 2, 2008 
Courtesy of Sean Kelly, New York 

 

Structures and Surfaces Sean Kelly

Installation view of Structures and Surfaces: The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm and Selected Artwork at Sean Kelly, New York 
December 15, 2007 - February 2, 2008 
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York 

 

Structures and Surfaces Sean Kelly

Installation view of Structures and Surfaces: The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm and Selected Artwork at Sean Kelly, New York 
December 15, 2007 - February 2, 2008
Photography: Sherry Griffin, New York 
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York 

Structures and Surfaces Sean Kelly

Installation view of Structures and Surfaces: The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm and Selected Artwork at Sean Kelly, New York 
December 15, 2007 - February 2, 2008 
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York 

 

Structures and Surfaces Sean Kelly

Installation view of Structures and Surfaces: The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm and Selected Artwork at Sean Kelly, New York 
December 15, 2007 - February 2, 2008
Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York 

Press Release

Sean Kelly Gallery and R Gallery (http://www.r20thcentury.com) are pleased to announce the launch of a major collaborative project focused on the work of Poul Kjærholm (1929-1980), which includes:

•The exclusive release of four pieces of limited edition furniture, produced in Denmark under the supervision of the Kjærholm family.
•The publication of the first-ever catalogue raisonné on Kjærholm's oeuvre, researched and written by the leading Kjærholm scholar, Michael Sheridan, designed by award winning graphic artist Takaaki Matsumoto and published by premier art publisher Gregory R. Miller & Co.
•Simultaneous exhibitions at Sean Kelly Gallery and R Gallery of the most important collection of Kjærholm works ever assembled, alongside significant modern and contemporary art works that, together, showcase a compelling dialogue between furniture, art and installation.

Poul Kjærholm, one of the most significant furniture designers of the 20th century, was the subject of a historical survey by both galleries in December 2004. His furniture appeals to architects, design aficionados and serious furniture and art collectors for its understated elegance, clean lines and inspired rethinking of modernist iconography. As Kjærholm's furniture is highly sought after as the perfect complement for living within the contemporary collecting environment, Sean Kelly Gallery and R Gallery are building on their initial relationship by offering another opportunity to experience his work.

The four limited edition furniture pieces are based on original Kjærholm prototypes. They will include the iconic PK 12 chair in braided leather, the PK 50 conference table as well as the Reol Modular Bookcase - never commercially produced during Kjærholm's lifetime - and the Aluminum Tripod Chair, originally produced in extremely limited quantities. Each piece is being hand built in Denmark by the emerging generation of exceptionally trained cabinetmakers and craftsmen, under the close supervision of the Kjærholm family. The furniture will be debuted at Art Basel/Miami and Design Miami respectively, where it is sure to garner considerable attention. All of the limited edition furniture pieces will be individually stamped and numbered.

The comprehensive catalogue raisonné, to be released in Spring 2008, will prove to be the definitive and authoritative publication on Kjærholm. The essay and seventy individual furniture entries have been written by Michael Sheridan, principal of Sheridan Architect in New York. He specializes in arts-related architecture and is an internationally recognized expert on modern Scandinavian architecture and design. Designed by award-winning graphic artist Takaaki Matsumoto, this visually stunning book echoes the spare, elegant style that defined Kjærholm's career as a self-professed "furniture architect." The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm: Catalogue Raisonné is the first design book published by Gregory R. Miller & Co., a firm widely respected for its high quality books about contemporary artists. The book will debut in Miami in December 2007 - advance copies will be available at Sean Kelly Gallery and R Gallery.

The simultaneous exhibitions at Sean Kelly Gallery and R Gallery, entitled Structures and Surfaces, include both Kjærholm furniture and contemporary art and will explore the inherent relationship between the two visual entities. While coming from a traditional Danish woodcrafts tradition, Kjærholm also embraced the use of machines and technology. The intersection of these two seemingly antithetical approaches is the dynamic launching point for Kjærholm's work and allows for a sophisticated formal and conceptual dialogue with a selection of art curated by Michael Sheridan.

Checklist

Gallery I (clockwise from left)

South Wall

Louise Lawler
Painting and Sculpture, 1998/99
cibachrome museum mounted (diptych)
each photo: 47.75 x 41 inches (121.3 x 104.1 cm)
edition of 5 (#5/5)
LLa-422

West Wall

Louise Lawler
Image for the Press (detail of MoMA in Hamburg), 2004/05
cibachrome print
25.75 x 32.5 inches (65.4 x 82.6 cm)
edition of 5 (exhibition print)
LLa-543

North Wall

Poul Kjaerholm
Molded Aluminum Chair (blue)
Limited Edition, designed 1953/published 2007 by Sean Kelly Gallery
and R Gallery in an edition of 100 (25 in each color) plus 8 APs
molded aluminum and steel tube legs
24.75 x 24.75 x 26.4 inches (63 x 63 x 67 cm)
PK-Tripod.blue

Poul Kjaerholm
PK Molded Aluminum Chair (grey)
Limited Edition, designed 1953/published 2007 by Sean Kelly Gallery
and R Gallery in an edition of 100 (25 in each color) plus 8 APs
molded aluminum and steel tube legs
24.75 x 24.75 x 26.4 inches (63 x 63 x 67 cm)
PK-Tripod.grey

Poul Kjaerholm
PK Molded Aluminum Chair (yellow)
Limited Edition, designed 1953/published 2007 by Sean Kelly Gallery
and R Gallery in an edition of 100 (25 in each color) plus 8 APs
molded aluminum and steel tube legs
24.75 x 24.75 x 26.4 inches (63 x 63 x 67 cm)
PK-Tripod.yellow

Poul Kjaerholm
PK Molded Aluminum Chair (black)
Limited Edition, designed 1953/published 2007 by Sean Kelly Gallery
and R Gallery in an edition of 100 (25 in each color) plus 8 APs
molded aluminum and steel tube legs
24.75 x 24.75 x 26.4 inches (63 x 63 x 67 cm)
PK-Tripod.black

Gallery II (clockwise from left, first entrance)

East Wall

Harry Callahan
Eleanor, Chicago, 1948
gelatin silver print
image and paper: 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
frame: 14.6 x 17.6 inches (37.1 x 44.8 cm)
signed recto in pencil
HCa-S-97

Harry Callahan
Eleanor, Chicago, 1950
gelatin silver print
image: 6 9/16 x 6 7/16 inches (16.7 x 16.4 cm)
paper: 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
frame: 17.6 x 14.6 inches (44.8 x 37.1 cm)
signed recto in pencil
HCa-E-21

Furniture

Poul Kjaerholm
PK-26/3, 1956
Suspended three seater sofa, chrome steel frame, black leather
E. Kold Christensen, Denmark
28 x 73 x 30 inches (71.12 x 185.42 x 76.2 cm)
PK-26.2/ CO-387

Poul Kjaerholm
PK-65, designed 1979/ produced 2007 by Kjaerholm Production
Coffee table, chrome steel frame, square top of flintrolled blanc clair marble
39.3 x 39.3 x 15 inches (100 x 100 x 38 cm)
PK-65

Poul Kjaerholm
(2) PK-20, 1968
Chair, chrome plated steel frame, black leather
E. Kold Christensen, Denmark
35 x 31.5 x 28.5 inches (88.9 x 80 x 72.4 cm)

South Wall

Pierre Soulages
Gouache, 75 x 54.5 cm, 2004 (B-7), 2004
gouache on paper mounted on canvas
29.5 x 21.5 inches (75 x 54.5 cm)
signed bottom right
PSo-2781

Furniture

Poul Kjaerholm
(2) PK-27, 1971
Chair, laminated maple, leather, rubber
E. Kold Chistensen, Denmark
27 x 28.5 x 28.5 inches (68.5 x 72.5 x 72.5 cm)
PK-27/66/ LC-828

Poul Kjaerholm
PK-66, 1971
Coffee table, laminated maple
E. Kold Christensen, Denmark
39.25 x 39.25 x 11.5 inches (99.5 x 99.5 x 29.25 cm)
PK-27/66/ CT-779

West Wall

Hiroshi Sugimoto
Mathematical Form 0005, 2004
black and white photograph
image: 22.5 x 18.25 inches (57.2 x 46.4 cm)
framed: 32.25 x 28.75 inches (82 x 73 cm)
edition of 25 (#7/25)
HS-0005.7

Hiroshi Sugimoto
Mathematical Form 0013 - Generalized helicoid developable surface
on an ellipsoid of revolution, 2004
gelatin silver print
image: 22.5 x 18.25 inches (57.2 x 46.4 cm)
framed: 32.25 x 28.75 inches (82 x 73 cm)
edition of 25 (#7/25)
HS-0013.7

Hiroshi Sugimoto
Mathematical Form 0003 - Dini's surface - A surface in constant negative
curvature obtained by twisting a pseudosphere, 2004
gelatin silver print
image: 22.5 x 18.25 inches (57.2 x 46.4 cm)
framed: 32.25 x 28.75 inches (82 x 73 cm)
edition of 25 (#7/25)
HS-0003.7

North Wall

Ellsworth Kelly
Grape Leaves II, 1973-74
lithograph
paper: 47.25 x 31.5 inches (120 x 80 cm)
edition of 50 plus APs (APV)
signed and numbered in pencil
ELK-38

Furniture

Poul Kjaerholm
(3) PK-33, 1956
Oversize stools, designed for Tarnby Town Hall, steel frame, leather
E. Kold Christensen, Denmark
15 x 25 inches (38 x 63.5 cm)
PK-33.7/ST

Main Gallery (clockwise from left)

North Wall

Donald Judd
Untitled, 1985
painted aluminum
11.8 x 82.75 x 11.8 inches (30 x 210.2 x 30 cm)
DJ-2
Private Collection

East Wall

Vija Celmins Untitled #14
charcoal on paper
17 x 20.75 inches (43.2 x 52.7 cm)
Courtesy the Artist

Furniture

Poul Kjaerholm
PK-50
Limited Edition, designed 1964/published 2007 by Sean Kelly Gallery
and R Gallery in an edition of 10 plus 6 APs
Conference table, mahogany and steel
27 x 31.5 x 94.5 inches (68.5 x 80 x 240 cm)
PK-50.SE

Poul Kjaerholm
(2) PK 12
Limited Edition, designed 1964/published 2007 by Sean Kelly Gallery
and R Gallery in an edition of 25 plus 6 APs
26.75 x 24.75 x 20.5 inches (68 x 63 x 52 cm)
PK-12

East Wall

Pierre Soulages
Peinture Janvier 28, 1990, 1990
oil on canvas
88 x 54 inches (223.5 x 137.2 cm)
PSo-1385

Antony Gormley
Precipitate VI, 2005
bright mild steel blocks
34.6 x 19 x 26.75 inches (88 x 48 x 68 cm)
unique
AG-641

Furniture

Poul Kjaerholm
PK-31/3, 1958
Three seater sofa, steel frame, down filled black leather cushions
E. Kold Christensen, Denmark
30 x 78 x 30 x 15 inches (76 x 198 x 76 x 38 cm)
PK-31.5/ CO315

Poul Kjaerholm
PK-61, 1956/1960's
Coffee table, frame chrome steel, square top of Cippolino marble
E. Kold Christensen, Denmark
31.5 x 31.5 x 12.6 inches (80 x 80 x 32 cm)
PK-61.1c

Poul Kjaerholm
(2) PK-22, 1956
Chair, spring steel frame, black leather
E. Kold Christensen, Denmark
28 x 24.75 x 26.5 x 13.67 inches (71 x 63 x 67 x 35 cm)
PK-22/LC 858

East Wall

Iran do Espírito Santo
Restless 21, 2004
Sandblasted glass and mirror
79 x 18 inches (200 x 45.7 cm)
IdES-95

South Wall

Frank Thiel
Stadt 12/15 (Berlin), 2005
framed chromogenic print face mounted to Plexiglas
framed: 53.75 x 45.25 inches (136.5 x 114.9 cm)
edition of 4 with 1 AP (#1/4)
signed and numbered on verso
FT-12/15.S.1

Furniture

Poul Kjaerholm
(2) PK-91, 1961
Folding stools, steel frame, leather
E. Kold Christensen, Denmark
17.75 x 23.5 x 14.25 inches (45 x 60 x 36 cm)
PK-91

South Wall

Callum Innes
Exposed Painting Cadmium Red Deep, 2007
oil on canvas
63.25 x 61.6 inches (160.5 x 156.5 cm)
CI-65.07

West Wall

Gerhard Richter
Abstract Painting, 1992
oil on canvas
78.75 x 63 inches (200 x 160 cm)
signed and dated on reverse
GR-2
Private Collection

Furniture

Poul Kjaerholm
Square Daybed, Designed 1959 for Tarnby Town Hall.
This example produced in 1972 for Heal's London.
Square daybed, steel frame, leather mattress, plywood and rubber rings
E. Kold Christensen, Denmark
55 x 55 x 12 inches (139.7 x 139.7 x 30.5 cm)
PK-80.3

Poul Kjaerholm
(8) Modular Shelving Unit (Reol bookcase)
Limited Edition, designed 1976/ published 2007 by Sean Kelly Gallery
and R Gallery in an edition of 100 plus 8 APs
Maple modular bookcase with steel wire
27.5 x 27.5 x 12.75 inches (70 x 70 x 31.5 cm)
PK-Reol/ CH

Poul Kjaerholm
PK-25 "Element" Chair, 1951
Chair, spring steel frame, natural halyard line seat and back
29.5 x 27 x 28.75 x 15.65 inches (75 x 69 x 73 x 40 cm)
PK-25

Poul Kjaerholm PK-71, 1957
Three nesting tables, chromium plated steel frame, black polished acrylic top
Fritz Hansen
Outer Table: 11 x 11.25 x 11.25 inches (29 x 28.5 x 28.5 cm)
Middle Table: 10.75 x 10.5 x 10.5 inches (27.3 x 26.7 x 28.7 cm)
Inner Table: 10.25 x 10 x 10 inches (26 x 25.4 x 254.5 cm)
CT 781

West wall

Roy Lichtenstein
Landscape with Boat, 1996
oil and magna on canvas
58.75 x 96.25 inches (149.2 x 244.5 cm)
Courtesy: The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation

North Wall

Gerhard Richter
untitled, 1988
watercolor on paper
6.3 x 9.5 inches (16 x 24 cm)
GR-3

Interior Wall

Ellsworth Kelly
Study for Atlantic, 1956
oil on canvas, two joined panels
24 x 34.12 inches (61 x 86.7 cm)
Private Collection

Alexander Calder
Untitled, 1974
sheet metal and wire
36 x 61 inches (91.4 x 154.9 cm)
Courtesy: The Calder Foundation

Furniture

Poul Kjaerholm
(6) PK-9, 1960
Dining chairs, chrome-plated spring steel, leather
E. Kold Christensen, Denmark
22.5 x 23 x 29.5 inches (57 x 58.4 x 74.9 cm)
PK-9

Poul Kjaerholm
PK-54, 1970s
Dining table, Porsgruun marble top, chromium plated steel legs,
with maple extension rings
E. Kold Christensen
25.5 x 55 x 55 inches (64.75 x 139.75 x 139.75 cm)
PK-54 /DT 259
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