Paul Evans Argente Skyline Dining Table
A popular form that Paul Evans would revisit through his career is a composition he called Skyline. Skyline pieces, such as this magnificent unique dining table, were comprised of individually hand-welded boxes of varying heights, shapes, textures and designs, bonded together as a solid base. While this arrangement was used extensively in his welded steel, Sculpted Bronze, and eventually Cityscape works, there is no other record of Skyline works in the Argente series apart from this dining table and a corresponding low table commissioned by a Virgina collector. The dining table is constructed of 14 distinctive boxes. .
Perhaps one of the most expressive of Evans’ forms, the Skyline tables are reliably popular for their whimsical composition and utility.
Performer Lenny Kravitz, a collector of Evans pieces, describes his distinctive work as “stunningly beautiful, stunningly ugly, stunningly tacky, [and] stunningly sophisticated.”
84.0 x 24.0 x 42.0 cm (33.1 x 9.4 x 16.5 in)