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Wendell Castle, The Man Who Made Furniture Dance, Dead at 85

The haunting sculpture Ghost Clock is a favorite Smithsonian artwork and a powerful example of the artist’s skill and craft

Death and the dyslexic furniture maker.

I'm reading 2 obituaries in the NYT this morning. The 2 men — both in the furniture business — are very different, but both were dyslexic.1."Wendell Castle, the whimsical designer who coaxed wood into weird, mind-bending shapes that blurred the boundary between serviceable furniture and fine art, died on Jan. Show More Summary

Wendell Castle, whose art was furniture and furniture was art, dies at 85

His masterworks were also objects to be sat or eaten upon, or to hold a raincoat and hat.

Wendell Castle, a Legend of the Furniture and Design Worlds, Dies at 85

4 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Castle was a classically trained craftsman who started making sculptural furniture, broke with traditional techniques, and forged a unique, often-playful aesthetic. The post Wendell Castle, a Legend of the Furniture and Design Worlds, Dies at 85 appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Visionary furniture artist Wendell Castle dies at 85

last monthNews : USAToday: News

Castle's creations of art and function, done over half a century, amazed those who beheld them.        

Rago, Wright, Todd Merrill and James D. Julia lead January auctions on Bidsquare

last monthArts : Artdaily

The new year is looking shiny and bright on the square. Rare design, decorative and modern art glistens in steel, print and solid gold. Highlights include a Wendell Castle Steinway piano; a selection of Albert Paley?s archived metalwork sculptures; an iconic solid gold freedom box and more. Show More Summary

Friedman Benda opens exhibition of sculptures by Wendell Castle

8 months agoArts : Artdaily

Friedman Benda presents Wendell Castle, America?s most influential and iconic living designer, in his 5th solo exhibition at the gallery, opening June 22nd, 2017. Embracing Upheaval is a fearless exploration, encompassing two groups: Block and Freeform. Show More Summary

Throwback Thursday: Wendell Castle's Ghost Clock

2 years agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

It's Throwback Thursday! And we at Eye Level have decided it's a great opportunity to bring back some of our interesting posts from the past. After the incredibly successful run of the Renwick Gallery's WONDER exhibition, we wanted to highlight some of our works from SAAM's permanent collection.

Works by Calder, Lichtenstein will headline Cottone's March 19th auction

2 years agoArts : Artdaily

Cottone Auctions will celebrate 30 years in the business with a Fine Art & Antiques Auction on Saturday, March 19th, featuring original artworks by Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Josef Albers, Wendell Castle and others, plus Tiffany lamps, period furniture and more. Show More Summary

A Designer Experiments with Digital Design, After 60 Years of Handcrafted Furniture

2 years agoArts : Hyperallergic

Designer Wendell Castle has made a career out of challenging the boundaries that define art and furniture.

Wendell Castle revisits achievements of the 1960s with 15 new digitally crafted works

2 years agoArts : Artdaily

From October 20, 2015, to February 28, 2016, the Museum of Arts and Design presents Wendell Castle Remastered, the first museum exhibition to examine the digitally crafted works of Wendell Castle, acclaimed figure of the American art furniture movement. Show More Summary

Solo exhibition of bold new works by Wendell Castle opens at Friedman Benda

3 years agoArts : Artdaily

2015 will be an exciting and notable year for American design icon Wendell Castle, now in his 6th decade of working. A long record of acclaim, scholarship, and steady acquisition by public institutions gives Wendell Castle?s work indelible historic importance. Show More Summary

Smithsonian Craft Show names Wendell Castle and Albert Paley first recipients of Visionary Award

4 years agoArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian Craft Show will honor world-renowned sculptors Wendell Castle and Albert Paley by awarding them the show?s first Visionary Award to be presented by Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough at a dinner April 9. The award is part of the Smithsonian Craft Show, which takes place April 10?13 at the National Building Museum. Show More Summary

Leap of Faith: Wendell Castle exhibits at Carpenters Workshop Gallery

4 years agoArts : Artdaily

Every angle of a Wendell Castle piece reveals new information. Viewed from afar, these hybrid forms seem to defy categorization. The voluminous organic curves that appear to grow from the floor itself are at once inviting and perplexing...Show More Summary

Wendell Castle presents an installation of stack-laminated pieces at Friedman Benda

5 years agoArts : Artdaily

NEW YORK, NY.- Friedman Benda opened Wendell Castle: A New Environment, on view through February 9, 2013. Castle has produced a major work ? an installation of stack-laminated pieces spanning two-stories. Inviting dreamers to imagine,...Show More Summary

Famed designer Wendell Castle exhibits at Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

5 years agoArts : Artdaily

LOUISVILLE, KY.- The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft celebrates the master American craftsman Wendell Castle during his 80th year with an exhibition curated by KMAC Associate Curator Joey Yates entitled, Wendell Castle: Forms within Forms - The 21st Century. Show More Summary

Alison's High Chair, By Wendell Castle

You know, these are the kind of things that make the blogging worthwhile. Studio furniture pioneer Wendell Castle is having four shows at the moment. He talked to Artforum today about his retrospective at the Aldrich Museum in Connecticut. Show More Summary

"Wendell Castle: Wandering Forms Works from 1959-1979" opens at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

5 years agoArts : Artdaily

RIDGEFIELD, CONN.- The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum announces Wendell Castle: Wandering Forms?Works from 1959?1979, the first major museum exhibition of the iconic American designer?s work in over twenty years, and the only one to focus exclusively on the period when he defined his inimitable style of ground-breaking sculptural furniture. Show More Summary

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