Wendell Castle (American, 1932-2018). <em>"Nirvana" Armchair</em>, 2007. Fiberglass, 62 3/8 x 33 5/8 x 33 3/4 in. (158.4 x 85.4 x 85.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist, 2008.78. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2008.78_PS2.jpg)

"Nirvana" Armchair

Artist:Wendell Castle

Medium: Fiberglass

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Dimensions: 62 3/8 x 33 5/8 x 33 3/4 in. (158.4 x 85.4 x 85.7 cm)


Museum Location: Decorative Art, 20th-Century Decorative Arts, 4th Floor


Accession Number: 2008.78

Image: 2008.78_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Fiberglass blue/purple, asymmetrical, biomorphic, molded, continuous contour fiberglass chair. Large deep wide seat with backwards curving back and crest that flares out and back. Proper right front: flattened rounded arch shaped armrest beneath which is a truncated, torpedo shape leg. Proper left front: thick torpedo shaped canted leg protrudes through extreme proper left of chair. Center back: truncated, slightly canted torpedo shaped leg. Condition: protoype, unused.

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