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Wendell Castle (American, b. 1932) Starry Night Sculpture Table

Auction: 20th Century Design - 3665TLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: June 08, 2021 12:00PM


Wendell Castle (American, b. 1932) Starry Night Sculpture Table, United States, c. 1990, carved and painted wood, table ht. 30 1/2, upright ht. 63 1/2, ht. table down 30, wd. 41 1/2, dp. 37 in.

Note: Castle earned a B.F.A. degree in sculpture in 1958 and an M.F.A. in industrial design in 1961 at the University of Kansas. From 1962 to 1969 he taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology and then joined the faculty of the State University of New York in Brockport. In 1980 he established the Wendell Castle School, a nonprofit educational institution offering instruction in furniture design and fine woodworking. In 1988 the school was incorporated into the furniture making program at Rochester Institute of Technology.

A self-taught craftsman, Castle has been in the forefront of contemporary art furniture design for more than three decades. Renowned for his superb workmanship and his development of lamination techniques, he creates furniture that combines exotic materials and imaginative designs with a whimsical approach to his craft.

Literature: Miller, Craig, Modern Design in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1990; Tarrigan, Davira S., Furniture by Wendell Castle, New York: Hudson Hill Press, 1989.

Exhibitions: Selected permanent museum collections include the Art Institute of Chicago; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Minneapolis Institute of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Good condition. Some edge nicks and scuffs to bottoms of legs. See additional images.

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Davira S., Harry N. Abrams, Miller, Craig, Brockport, United States, Castle