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‘Boulon Age’ by Marty Maurice at Twenty First Gallery, New York

“Fauteuil Boulon- Desk Chair,” 2017, by Marty Maurice, Lacquered Steel, Patinated Bronze, Leather, H 28.5 x L 26.8 x W 29.5 in, Edition of 8 + 4 A.P, Signed and Numbered, Twenty First Gallery
(Courtesy: Artist & Twenty First Gallery )

An exhibition of stunningly crafted objects made of bronze, steel, wood and brass showcase the timeless creative approach of artist Maurice Marty. The exhibition is titled “Boulon Age” and is displayed at the Twenty First Gallery in New York. The new sculptures will be on display until June 29, 2018.

According to the gallery, “Marty has been recognized as a visionary and a multi-faceted creator. With a body of work that spans oil paintings, architecture, sculpture, and furniture design, Marty has distinguished himself as having a “uniquely chimerical imagination.”

His new contemporary design collection is a symbol of transition from the machine age ethos to what he calls post-modern irony. His nut-and-bolt grows in size to become the perfect side table. His designs are full of imagination. The pieces encourage the user to see the everyday ordinary through a creative lens.

The title of the exhibition, if translated from French, means “bolting.” Marty’s work embodies a fascination with functionality, while simultaneously using scale to disrupt our consideration of typically utilitarian objects.

“Maurice Marty’s skills cover the gamut of interior, surface and object works: he is a sculptor, a designer, an architect, a painter and interior designer. His influences and ideas come from everywhere, but his style is fiercely modern and recognizable. Working with an equally vast range of materials, he has exhibited his pieces and sculptures widely, designed the interiors of Paris nightclubs, hotels and high-end fashion stores, and is an unparalleled craftsman,” says the gallery.

Twenty First Gallery engages the needs of interior designers, collectors and private clients, many of whom were among the gallery’s founder Renaud Vuaillat’s first acquaintances during his 12-year tenure at the Serpette. Vuaillat’s gallery space is an essential stop in the TriBeCa district’s furniture design circuit. Twenty First Gallery’s selections have appeared in interiors from Aspen, Los Angeles, Gstaad to Hong Kong. Vuaillat enjoys working very closely with his mostly European artist roster (many of them belonging to the French crafts guild “Les Compagnons du Devoir”), leveraging a personalized relationship into international sales, participation in fairs, and highly increased exposure, according to the gallery.  

The exhibition is on view through June 29, 2018 at Twenty First Gallery, Address: 76 Franklin St., New York, NY 10013, USA.

For details, visit: http://21stgallery.com/                  

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.


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