PAUL EVANS & PHIL POWELL WALNUT BOOKENDS
Paul Evans was originally trained as a silversmith. He started his career making small objects such as tea sets and menorahs and sold them in Phil Powell's design shop in New Hope, Pennsylvania.
The two men began collaborating together making small accessories that fused their individual skills. This pair of handsome bookends is a paradigm of their early work together. It is also made of the materials that both men were loyal to; walnut and Pennsylvanian slate.
Collectors interested in both Evans and Powell seek out the furniture and objects from the first decade of Evans' career when the pair worked side by side. Eventually, Powell retreated into his solitary studio resisting the pressures of production that Evans embraced.
Caviar20 has been advising its clients to buy both Paul Evans and Phil Powell (especially the pieces created prior to 1970). A major retrospective (overdue!) of Evans' work will be mounted next year at the Victoria & Albert Museum (London) and will travel to several American venues on the East Coast. Interest (and prices) in Evans continues to grow.
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Very good condition.
American walnut & slate.
USA, Circa 1958.
6"H 4.75"W 1.5"D