Solo exhibition of bold new works by Wendell Castle opens at Friedman Benda

2015 will be an exciting and notable year for American design icon Wendell Castle, now in his 6th decade of working. A long record of acclaim, scholarship, and steady acquisition by public institutions gives Wendell Castle’s work indelible historic importance. His groundbreaking unification of sculpture and furniture has inspired and influenced generations of artists and designers and contributed to the acceptance of design as an art form in its own right. At every stage, Castle has endeavored to incorporate innovations in materials and design, while deepening and, at times, reinventing his own sculpture vocabulary with his signature technique of stack lamination. Wendell Castle, 82, will be the focus of three major events this year: the publication of his highly anticipated catalogue raisonné, a meticulous and comprehensive documentation of an epic career covering

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