Important early "Pod of Drawers", 1987
Fiberglass-reinforced polyester resin core, blind-riveted sheet aluminum, paint. 50 3/8 x 27 1/2 x 17 1/4 in. (128 x 69.9 x 43.8 cm.) Produced by Basecraft for Pod, Australia. From the edition of ten plus two artist's proofs and one prototype.
PROPERTY FROM THE HALSEY MINOR COLLECTION
PROVENANCE Private Collection, New York; Christie's, Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, New York, May 16, 2007, Lot 3; Sebastian + Barquet, New York
LITERATURE Mario Romanelli, "Marc Newson: Progetti tra il 1987 e il 1990," Domus, March 1990, p. 67; Alice Rawsthorn, Marc Newson, London, 1999, p. 23; Hilary Jay, "Rising Design Stars," Art and Antiques, April 2001, p. 61; Stephen Crafti, Request.Response.Reaction. The Designers of Australia and New Zealand, Victoria, 2002, p. 86; Conway Lloyd Morgan, Marc Newson, London, 2003, p. 166; Béatrice Salmon, ed., Masterpieces of the Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris, 2006, pp. 205-206; Julie Brener and Sarah Douglas, "Dealer's Choice," Art + Auction, September 2008, p. 172
The "Pod of Drawers" with black feet will be included as "MN - 12PODB – 1987," in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of limited editions by Marc Newson being prepared by Didier Krzentowski of Galerie kreo, Paris. Renowned collector and technology entrepreneur Halsey Minor has amassed a highly important collection of design, including seminal limited edition works by Marc Newson. In effect a comprehensive survey of Newson's career, Mr. Minor's collection ranges from early studio masterpieces like "Pod of Drawers" (1987) to recent ones like a prototype "Micarta" desk (2006) while stopping at all the key points between. Of his devotion to design, Mr. Minor states, "Collecting is about learning…It is an intense ongoing process of education, and it is my mission to collect only the best."