Art or architecture – a retake on the common chair

The common old chair in the hands of an artist can be a miraculous thing - just look at this line up.
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Allen Jones’s Chair (1969) TATE collection

Artists have been using chairs in their artworks for as long as the chair has been around. We only have to think of Van Gogh’s paintings of his signature yellow chair.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina