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San Francisco 20th Century Modernism Show & Sale

<strong>"Long Chair" by Marcel Breuer (Great Britain, 1937)</strong><br />
The London-based "Isokon" group was at the center of the Modernism movement in pre-war Britain; their club, the Isobar, was a favorite hangout for artists and intellectuals. Isokon
Los Angeles–based mid-century modern specialist Sam Kaufman shares a few special items from his current inventory, housed at his tiny Beverly Boulevard gallery. "Long Chair" by Marcel Breuer (Great Britain, 1937) The London-based "Isokon" group was at the center of the Modernism movement in pre-war Britain; their club, the Isobar, was a favorite hangout for artists and intellectuals. Isokon's head designers included Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, the ex-Bauhaus refugees. The "Long Chair" was perhaps the most highly developed of all the plywood designs supplied to Isokon by Breuer. Its form recalls a reclining nude by Henry Moore (one of the regulars at the Isobar), while the patina on this example is every bit that of fine sculpture. This chair is a rare prewar example made by Isokon. (This design was also reproduced in the 1960s, by Knoll.) $9,300
Herbst Pavilion
Fort Mason Center
Building A
San Francisco, 94123

Featuring 50 national and international exhibitors presenting decorative and fine arts from all design movements of the 20th century.

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