~inspired by the Lockheed Lounge and a silkscreen by Andy Warhol~
Marc Newson’s Lockheed Lounge remains the most expensive chair ever sold. Designed in the mid-1980’s, the curving design takes its shape, as well as its name, from the aerospace industry. With only ten chairs produced, the Lockheed Lounge is highly sought after. In 2007, the bidding for one of these chairs skyrocketed to $1,500,000 at a Christie’s auction.
And to the highest bidder for Big Spender goes not only a fine portrait of the world’s most expensive chair, but an amusing story to tell at your next cocktail party.
---NUTSHELL BIO--- I earned my BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 1999 and participated in the New York Studio Program through Parsons. I've schlepped a backpacker's easel across Europe trying to connect to my "painter ancestors"--they weren't kidding about the light in south of France. And if I ever win an Oscar for painting I will thank Vermeer, Kahlo, Hopper, Richter and Barney, to name just a few.