Lot No. 80


A “Mondrian” couch table and chair, designed by Xaver Sedelmeier


, Germany, 2018, stainless steel, pear wood, signed, table: height 24 cm, diameter 70 cm, chair: height 80 cm, 35 x 35 cm, height of seat 45 cm. (DRAX)

Unique objects.

Exhibited:
MONDRIAN, Galerie Strzelski, Stuttgart 2018

“Xaver Sedelmeier chooses omnipresent things made of simple materials and ennobles them by repurposing them. Through these purposeful transformations, the materials and objects are approached from a different perspective: everyday things become objects of metaphysics, fetish-like and ritually charged items that are not used as prescribed in accordance with their function proper, as they have been caught by a spell.

On the other hand, this artistic practice brings Sedelmeier’s objects close to the ready-mades of Marcel Duchamp. But there is an important difference: Duchamp’s urinal or bottle dryer received their second nature as art objects through their being placed in a museum. Sedelmeier’s objects receive this second nature regardless of their location. The Stuttgart-based artist’s works are thus closer to Méret Oppenheim’s Surrealist objets trouvés than to Duchamp’s art.
They are particularly reminiscent of Oppenheim’s Breakfast in Fur (1936), a cup, saucer, and spoon covered with fur. Xaver Sedelmeier consistently pursues his work along the lines of a dematerialisation of our everyday world. More than in previous series, these new works concentrate on a value shift long overdue: from the practical to the thing proper, from having to being” (Hansjörg Fröhlich).

27.03.2019 - 17:00

Realized price: **
EUR 6,250.-
Estimate:
EUR 5,000.- to EUR 8,000.-

A “Mondrian” couch table and chair, designed by Xaver Sedelmeier


, Germany, 2018, stainless steel, pear wood, signed, table: height 24 cm, diameter 70 cm, chair: height 80 cm, 35 x 35 cm, height of seat 45 cm. (DRAX)

Unique objects.

Exhibited:
MONDRIAN, Galerie Strzelski, Stuttgart 2018

“Xaver Sedelmeier chooses omnipresent things made of simple materials and ennobles them by repurposing them. Through these purposeful transformations, the materials and objects are approached from a different perspective: everyday things become objects of metaphysics, fetish-like and ritually charged items that are not used as prescribed in accordance with their function proper, as they have been caught by a spell.

On the other hand, this artistic practice brings Sedelmeier’s objects close to the ready-mades of Marcel Duchamp. But there is an important difference: Duchamp’s urinal or bottle dryer received their second nature as art objects through their being placed in a museum. Sedelmeier’s objects receive this second nature regardless of their location. The Stuttgart-based artist’s works are thus closer to Méret Oppenheim’s Surrealist objets trouvés than to Duchamp’s art.
They are particularly reminiscent of Oppenheim’s Breakfast in Fur (1936), a cup, saucer, and spoon covered with fur. Xaver Sedelmeier consistently pursues his work along the lines of a dematerialisation of our everyday world. More than in previous series, these new works concentrate on a value shift long overdue: from the practical to the thing proper, from having to being” (Hansjörg Fröhlich).


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Auction: Design First
Date: 27.03.2019 - 17:00
Location: Vienna | Palais Dorotheum
Exhibition: 19.03. - 27.03.2019


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