Life in a Chair

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  • Puff!        Gabriel Pericas        Books / Monographs        $19.00
  • Kasper 24 (Komix & Tragix): Kasper Visits the Chairs        Peter Schumann        Books        $5.00
  • Dark Pools        Aaron Krach        Books / Artists' Books        $40.00
  • A Catalogue of Blue Chairs        Jeremy Jams        Books / Zines        $10.00
  • Pose : Carrying Through the City : Sitting Down Here and There : Photographed : Pix Left on Spot : Going On        Allan Kaprow        Books        $250.00
  • Ricerca della Comoditá in una Poltrona Scomoda : Seeking Comfort in an Uncomfortable Chair        Bruno Munari        Books        $10.00
  • The Chair Affair        Lucas Maassen and Margriet Craens        Books / Artists' Books        $20.00
  • Thumb Chair        Max Dean        Editions / Signed        $400.00
  • Dark Pools [Deluxe]        Aaron Krach        Books / Artists' Books        $150.00
  • John Baldessari / Barbara Bloom        Barbara Bloom and John Baldessari        Books        $13.00
  • Sittings        J.J. Sulin        Books / Small Books        $10.00
  • Madera Curvada : Bentwood        Gabriel Pericas        Books        $13.00

Chairs, those comfortable backed-seats, are a vital part of daily life (we’re sitting in one right now). They allow us to place our bodies in a static state, so we may put our efforts to other pursuits, such as reading artist books about chairs. Within this selection of books we see the chair take on many forms both physically and allegorically. Bruno Munari’s Seeking Comfort in an Uncomfortable Chair traces the battle between aesthetics and functionality, mass produced and hand crafted, minimal and indulgent. Gabriel Perica’s Puff! speculates on bean bags as a vehicle for cultural revolution. Allan Kaprow documents a two day performance centered around chairs. A Catalogue of Blue Chairs offers simply that.

Checklist
  1. J.J. Sulin
    Sittings
    Chicago, IL: J.J. Sulin, 2002
    1,200
    $10.00
  2. Gabriel Pericas
    Puff!
    Barcelona, Spain: Biel Books, 2015
    400
    $19.00
  3. Peter Schumann
    Kasper 24 (Komix & Tragix): Kasper Visits the Chairs
    Glover, VT: Bread & Puppet Press, 2007
    $5.00
  4. Barbara Bloom and John Baldessari
    John Baldessari / Barbara Bloom
    New York, NY: A.R.T. Press, 2011
    Unknown
    Out of stock
  5. Aaron Krach
    Dark Pools
    New York, NY: A. Krach, 2016
    100
    $40.00
  6. Allan Kaprow
    Pose : Carrying Through the City : Sitting Down Here and There : Photographed : Pix Left on Spot : Going On
    New York, NY: Mutliples and Înc., 1970
    size unknown
    $250.00
  7. Bruno Munari
    Ricerca della Comoditá in una Poltrona Scomoda : Seeking Comfort in an Uncomfortable Chair
    Montova, Italy: Maurizio Corraini, 2013
    size unknown
    $10.00
  8. Lucas Maassen and Margriet Craens
    The Chair Affair
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands: Onomatopee, 2015
    $20.00
  9. Jeremy Jams
    A Catalogue of Blue Chairs
    Brooklyn, NY: Jeremy Jams, 2014
    100
    $10.00
  10. Max Dean
    Thumb Chair
    Toronto, Canada: M. Dean, 2007
    300
    $400.00
  11. Aaron Krach
    Dark Pools [Deluxe]
    New York, NY:
    $150.00
  12. Gabriel Pericas
    Madera Curvada : Bentwood
    Barcelona, Spain: 2012
    300
    $13.00
Last updated 6/29/2016
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