A dynamic piece of design by Albert Paley, this dining table exemplifies the artist’s proficiency in handling metal and mastery at iron forging. Paley’s furniture is most often sculptural and shows a heavy art nouveau influence, but one that has been abstracted. Atop a biomorphic base of steel, two slate slabs come together to form a table top. Base impressed PALEY 1982
Commissioned by both public institutions and private corporations, Paley has completed more than 50 site-specific works. Some notable examples are the Portal Gates for the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.; Synergy, a ceremonial archway in Philadelphia; the Portal Gates for the New York State Senate Chambers in Albany. Recently completed works include three sculptures for the National Harbor development near Washington, D.C. and a 130-foot long archway named Animals Always for the St. Louis Zoo.
Pieces by Albert Paley can be found in the permanent collections of many major museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. 1997, and the University of Gothenburg, in Sweden in 2012."
127.0 x 75.6 x 127.0 cm (50.0 x 29.8 x 50.0 in)