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One Family House Chair

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MAKER Kate Loye
MEDIUM Steel tubing, electrostatic paint, astroturf, plywood
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES Designed 1984; this example made 1986
    DIMENSIONS 42 1/2 x 17 x 17 in. (108 x 43.2 x 43.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS On triangular metal plate screwed to underside of seat: "Loye [written in black ink] / LOYE [stamped] / 84 [stamped] / 1986 [written in black ink]"
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscrriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 86.240
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Riane Eisler
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Kate Loye. One Family House Chair, Designed 1984; this example made 1986. Steel tubing, electrostatic paint, astroturf, plywood, 42 1/2 x 17 x 17 in. (108 x 43.2 x 43.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Riane Eisler, 86.240. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 86.240_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Rectilinear side chair with a square-sectioned steel tubing painted white and a cushion made of green Astroturf over plywood. Straight chair back shaped into the skeletal outline of a house with a door, two windows, pointed roof, and short chimney. The side stiles (sides of the house) continue into the two back legs, which, with two parallel front legs, support the flat seat, which represents a kind of front lawn for the house. All of the tubing parts are welded together. CONDITION: Newly made, with minor scratches and imperfections in paint application to all surfaces. Chips with minor paint losses to several corners, most noticeable loss at top of back, rear side of peak of roof. Paint not applied to tiny spot at top of proper left leg, appearing as loss with red undercoat or rustproofing showing.
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