Was featured in the Groningen Museum earlier this year (and partly last year). I missed it, but one of my Flickr friends took this nice photo of the hot dog chair. Actually, according to an earlier post, the chair was designed by Jaime and his wife Nienke Klunder.
Ezri took a lady dummy or mannequin, filled it with concrete and let it plunge into a trapezoidal box made from a perforated metal sheets.
The chair is formed.
Design: Ezri Tarazi
Design Assistance: Guy Mishali and Guy Ben Adon
Studio Tarazi Ltd. copyright 2011
This work was published on October 18, 2011 as a memento for Israeli Soldier, Gilad Shalit, who came back from isolated captivity after more than 5 years, and as a salute to his firmness.
Found this chair via edgina on Tumblr:
With the post: Chair Candy 1: Ron Arad at the Centre Pompidou in Paris I started a series of posts of Ron Arad’s solo exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, an exhibition that later was featured in Moma
Recently I’ve renewed my photo repository and refound the photo’s, so there is some reason to go on with this small series under Ron’s own lemma here: chair candy.
Two of these chairs were sold for $56,250 each at a NYC auction of Phillips in December 2012.
Another one of 1948 is for sale at Phillips in London next week.
Update: Where it was sold for £50,000….as the £ is a bit higher than the $, I would say the prices are moving up.