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W:HOLE Chair (1998)

David Landess

cherry wood

The Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

© the copyright holder Photo Doug Atfield



Craft, Furniture


Wood, Cherry wood


82 cm


Donated by Eric and Jean Cass through the Contemporary Art Society, 2014

Ownership history:

Purchased from the artist, 29 October 1998
David Landess's W:HOLE Chair (1998) acquired through the Eric and Jean Cass Gift, is made from hundreds of blocks of cherry wood cut to different sizes. The brick form, known for being one of the oldest building components, appealed to Landess, who was bought up among the industrial landscape of 1970s Middlesbrough and initially worked in heavy industry before becoming an artist. His inventiveness and experimentation can be seen through the way the work is constructed. Made on its side in a loop formation and turned upright when completed.

All rights reserved. Any further use will need to be cleared with the rights holder. Permission granted to reproduce for personal and educational use only. Commercial copying, hiring, lending is prohibited. The collection that owns this artwork may have more information on their own website about permitted uses and image licensing options.

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