February 23, 2014

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Lot 287: Garry Knox Bennett

Lot 287: Garry Knox Bennett

Wall-mounted clock cabinet (1972- GKB #20)

Executed 1972
Fir, silver-plated brass, and clock components
Studio
Signed "GKB/Anno/72"; etched "A little rough/But who gives/A shit?/C+/Ambrose Did/This Part/My First/Clock to Dave/& Barbara-May/They enjoy" verso; inscribed "Get Nixon" verso
49" x 11" x 7"
LAMA would like to thank the artist for his assistance in cataloguing this work
Provenance: Gump's Gallery, San Francisco, California;
Private Collection, California (acquired directly from the above)
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $5,000
Inventory Id: 9286

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Furniture designer and woodworker Garry Knox Bennett (b. 1934) is known for combining wood with unconventional materials such as plastic, metal, and Formica to create playful and unique pieces of furniture. Executed in 1972, this is believed to be the first clock Bennett ever created. In the signature on the back of the clock, Bennett refers to Ambrose Pillphister, his painter alter ego who painted the front of this piece. Aaron's Belly-Button Clock, a clock with similar materials from this same period resides in the permanent collection of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina. A native of Oakland, California, Bennett was honored with a major retrospective of his work at the Oakland Museum in 2004.

"Garry Knox Bennett." Spark. KQED.org, 2005. Web. 10 Jan. 2014.

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