David Byrne's Obsession With Chairs
Talking Heads front-man David Byrne’s self described obsession with chairs first became evident with his design of the cover of the new wave group’s 1983 album "Speaking in Tongues". He describes the cover as "4 photos of a drunken chair, showing off."
Fast forward to 2007 and Byrne’s chair obsession continues. He has created an exhibit titled "Furnishing the Self - Upholstering the Soul". The exhibit is said to consist of unique chair designs by David Byrne. It includes constructed chairs as well as a group of Byrne’s sketches embroidered onto upholstery fabric and released as limited editions by Pace Prints.
The image posted here is Macaroni by David Byrne.
The exhibition is currently on display at Hemphill Fine Arts in Washington, DC. The Exhibition continues through December 22, 2007.
Byrne has also published a book titled Arboretum
described the publisher as “a collection of drawings and diagrams mapping the strange corners of his mental landscape.”
For more information, visit David Byrne’s Official Website.
David Byrne is listed on page 2 of the Pop Life Art Celebrity Artists List.
Related blog entry: David Byrne Designs Bike Racks for New York City (August 21, 2008)