Here is what Ben Shahn did with chairs:
|Ben Shahn, Still Music, 1948|
|Ben Shahn, Musical Chairs, 1948|
Later that day, at the Phillips Collection, I saw this grouping of eighteen works in gouache and India ink by German artist Georg Baselitz.
|Georg Baselitz, La Sedia di Paolo, 1988|
While lunching at the Garden Café at Washington's National Gallery, I was charmed by the lines on these sweethearts. I've since discovered these are actually called "Sweetheart Chairs". They remind me of Raoul Dufy's line drawings.
The outdoor sculpture garden at the National Gallery featured this striking piece:
|Lucas Samaras, Chair Transformation Number 20B, 1996|
|Vincent Van Gogh, Van Gogh's Chair, 1988|
|Franz Kline, Chair, 1950|
Of course there are the Big Name chairs:
|Eames chair, Charles and Ray Eames, 1956|
|The Egg Chair, Arne Jacobsen, 1958|
|The Tulip chair, Eero Saarinen, 1955-56|