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Lobel Modern, opened in 1998 by Evan Lobel, showcases furniture, lighting, hand-blown glass and art by important designers from the 1940's thru the 1980's. Located in the Four Points section of lower Manhattan.


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Paul Evans Important "Sculpture Front Cabinet" 1979

Evan Lobel

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“Sculpture Front Cabinet” in welded and patinated steel, color pigments, 24 karat gold leaf, painted wood with granite top by Paul Evans, American 1979.  This piece comes with the original invoice from The Paul Evans Studio showing a drawing of this piece.  It was designed for a client who wanted a custom stone top which Paul Evans selected.  On the invoice it states:  "No slate.  Oxidation to emphasize coloration of granite sample."   This piece was made to hang on the wall. Wood base shown in photo fabricated by Lobel Modern and we can fabricate a wood base to accommodate any height the buyer wants..  This is a rare important iconic work by Paul Evans.

Constance Kimmerle, Paul Evans, Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism, published by Arnoldsche Art Publishers in 2014, a similar example is shown on pages 162 & 163, Cabinet (Forged-Front), 1964.

Adam Lindemann, Collecting Design, Cologne, 2010, pp. 172-173 (for a related sideboard from the “Sculpture Front” series)

Jeffrey Head, Paul Evans: Designer & Sculptor, Atglen, PA, 2012, pp. 40-41 (for a related cabinet from the series)

Sothebys Important Design Sale, May 23 2019, a “Sculpture Front Sidebaord” sold for $536,000.

W: 84 inches
D: 18 inches
H: 19.5 inches

Condition: Excellent


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