December 3, 2006

MODERN ART & DESIGN AUCTION

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Lot 71: KEM Weber

Lot 71: KEM Weber

High-back armchair

Designed c. 1927
Probably manufactured by the Grand Rapids Chair Company
38" x 17.5" x 23"
Illustrated: Creative Art Oct. 1930: p 253; Modern Art 1942: p 27.
Estimate: $16,000 - $18,000
Price Realized: $18,000
Inventory Id: 14070

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Weber was introduced to American culture in 1914 as a representative of Germany at the "Panama-Pacific International Exposition" in San Francisco. Unable to return to Germany during the war, he established a studio in Santa Barbara in 1917. Divorcing himself from his European heritage, he completely immersed himself in Americana, in particular Californian conditions of living. With the clever combinations of embracing new art forms of the time and his understanding of California culture, he created a new aesthetic in the form of a truly indigenous modern style. This chair exemplifies this timeless modern style with elegant construction, contrasting colors, and an emphasized horizontal line.

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