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Lot 4Pedro Friedeberg Mahogany Hand Chair
Height 36 inches, width 18 inches, depth 20 1/2 inches, depth of seat 16 inches.

Pedro Friedeberg's (b.1936) Hand chair is an example of a case when a joke becomes much more than just funny. When the artist's mentor Mathias Goeritz asked the young artist to do him a favor and give a local woodworker some work, Friedeberg asked him to make him a hand - and better yet, one you could sit in, because he thought it would be funny. The result is a classic work of 20th century Surrealist art, and the artist's most iconic work.

C A New York Apartment Decorated by Maison Jansen

Sold for $10,000
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Generally good condition overall; wear as expected from casual use; seat with 1 in. scratch to top; spots of white paint to reverse of fingers; small losses to finish around joins

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