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No title (folding table and chairs, beige)

Robert Therrien (American, born 1947). No title (folding table and chairs, beige), 2006. Paint, metal, and fabric; table: 96 x 110 x 110 inches (243.8 x 279.4 x 279.4 cm); four chairs: 104 x 64 x 72 inches (264.2 x 162.6 x 182.9 cm) each, unfolded. Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Sarah Norton Goodyear Fund, 2007 (2007:1a-e). © Robert Therrien / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 

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© Estate of Robert Therrien / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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© Estate of Robert Therrien / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Robert Therrien / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Robert Therrien

American, 1947-2019

No title (folding table and chairs, beige), 2006

paint, metal, and fabric

table: 96 x 110 x 110 inches (243.84 x 279.4 x 279.4 cm); four chairs, each (unfolded): 104 x 64 x 72 inches (264.16 x 162.56 x 182.88 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Sarah Norton Goodyear Fund, 2007

2007:1a-e

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Provenance

Gagosian Gallery, New York;
March 19, 2007, purchased by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Class

Sculpture

Work Type

Construction (sculpture)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

Robert Therrien often simplifies the forms and manipulates the scale of everyday items to create monumental sculptures. In No title (folding table and chairs, beige), Therrien enlarges a nondescript folding table and chairs into a dramatic, gallery-filling installation. The artist was inspired by a series of Polaroid photographs he had taken of the underside of his table—a view most of us have not encountered since childhood. By inviting us to see familiar domestic objects from unconventional perspectives, Therrien’s sculpture transforms our spatial sense and offers us an opportunity to experience everyday objects with new eyes.

Label from Out of Sight! Art of the Senses, November 4, 2017–January 28, 2018

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