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Misha Kahn

Slurp, Snap, Arm Akimbo

$45,000.00
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Description/

Slurp, Snap Arm Akimbo is a continuation of Misha Kahn’s Claymation series rendered in bronze. In this armchair, one sees evidence of movement, humor, and anthropomorphism—qualities that are emblematic of this polymath’s unique point of view.


Misha Kahn

designer

Misha Kahn has emerged as one of the leading creative voices of his generation. Through a wildly imaginative approach that embraces spontaneity and non-conformity, Kahn allows the illogical and the irreverent to take over his entire process. He employs everything from lo-fi and ad hoc techniques—such as improvisational molds and collage—to virtual reality and other high-tech tools.

Born in Duluth, Minnesota in 1989, Kahn graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2011 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Furniture Design. Soon after, he gained recognition when he was featured in the Museum of Arts and Design’s Biennial (2014).

Unafraid to push boundaries, Kahn is determined to question the accepted way of doing things, driving him to self-invent, adapt, and further processes in a myriad of mediums including metalwork, glass, wood, textiles, ceramic, bronze casting, fiberglass, and cement. Voracious to upend traditional techniques, he embraces the opportunity to learn from masters in their respective crafts. Kahn’s acclaimed woven Scrappy series (since 2015), is the result of a collaboration with Gone Rural, a female group of traditional weavers based in Swaziland.

His work has been exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collection of museums such as the Corning Museum of Glass, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX and Speed Museum of Art, Louisville, KY.

Kahn lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

  • Edition/

    Limited

  • Material/

    Bronze

  • Dimension/

    82.0 x 84.0 x 82.0 cm (32.3 x 33.1 x 32.3 in)

  • Style/

    Contemporary

  • Heritage/

    USA

  • Ships from/

    New York City


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