Click here to view a beautiful Video of Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds in Crown Hall at the Illinois Insitute of Technology. The exhibition was sponsored, approved and supported by The Mies van der Rohe Society, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the visual arts and Visual Arts and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Image: The Andy Warhol Foundation.
In 1966, the Leo Castelli Gallery hosted a collaborative exhibit between artist Andy Warhol and engineer Billy Kluver. It created an ethereal, joyful atmosphere and challenged traditional expectations of art by mingling with and touching the viewer. Kluver’s knowledge of technology helped bring Warhol’s vision to life. The clouds, filled with helium and oxygen, floated through the gallery on air currents, bumping into each other and into viewers in the space.
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Archival photo of Barcelona chairs in S.R. Crown Hall from Lifemagazine (Frank Scherschel, 1956; Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images).
The Mies van der Rohe society recently celebrated the 125th birthday of Architect Mies van der Rohe with exhibitions, speakers and events. As part of the festivities, Michael Jefferson of Wright auction house presented a history of the Barcelona chair and offered perspective on Mies furniture at auction. Watch this video of Michael’s presentation on this classic design icon, and learn how to tell a the difference between an authentic Mies, and a knock-off. Michael reviews elements of material, construction and proportion to look for. The talk includes some interesting details about the chairs development as well as appraised values found at auction.