Simon Starling
Collected Works

Press Release
18 Nov 2016 - 25 Mar 2017

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Works List (.pdf, 332kB)

Artist Representation:

Casey Kaplan Gallery
Galleria Franco Noero
The Modern Institute


Three White Desks

A copy of a writing desk designed by Francis Bacon for Patrick White (circa 1932) built in Berlin, Germany by the cabinetmaker Uwe Küttner with reference to a 30 megabyte scan of a vintage print from the National Library of Canberra, Australia.

A copy of a copy of a writing desk designed by Francis Bacon for Patrick White (circa 1932) built in Sydney, Australia by the cabinetmaker Charmian Watts with reference to an 84 kilobyte jpeg made and transmitted with a mobile phone by Uwe Küttner, Berlin.

A copy of a copy of a copy of a writing desk designed by Francis Bacon for Patrick White (circa 1932), built in London, England by the cabinetmaker George Gold with reference to a 100 kilobyte jpeg transmitted in an email by Charmian Watts, Sydney

2008-2009

3 wooden desks, 3 crates, print
Desk 1: 30 5/16 × 89 × 24 9/16 inches (77 × 226 × 62.5 cm)
Crate 1: 34 3/5 × 97 2/5 × 27 1/2 inches (88 × 247 × 69.5 cm)
Desk 2: 29 1/2 × 70 7/8 × 23 5/8 inches (75 × 180 × 60 cm)
Crate 2: 33 2/5 × 79 3/10 × 28 3/10 inches (85 × 201.5 × 72 cm)
Desk 3: 28 3/4 × 58 1/16 × 23 7/8 inches (73 × 147 × 65.5 cm)
Crate 3: 32 1/5 × 63 1/5 × 32 1/5 inches (82 × 160.5 × 81.5 cm)
Print, framed: 35 1/4 × 25 9/16 inches (89.5 × 65 cm)