Title: Thomas Hucker
Author: Essays by Peter D. Slatin, Peter T. Joseph and Rose Slivka.
Publisher: Peter Joseph Gallery, New York, 1992. Designed by Michael Bierut/ Pentagram. Photography by Michael Galatis.
Specs: 11.5"h x 8"
Pages: 16, 16 sepia toned illustrations
Details: Excellent condition.
Notes from the archive: Exhibition catalogue for Hucker's first one-man exhibition at the Peter Joseph Gallery. Evocative, sepia toned photographs for this body of experimental work. The Fragrance Foundation awarded Hucker a grant to explore fragrance as a part of the sensory experience with furniture. So most photos are annotated with the description of the scent related to each piece, so as an example the description accompanying the "Ebony Oval" Cabinet in macassar ebony reads, "Frangrance description: elegant, masculine (not macho), high style, aristocratic, wood oils, oriental spices, not harsh, refined Wine metaphor: 1982 Margaux." Many works included the fragrance within the lacquer finish, others had hidden spots for scented materials. After the opening of this exhibition, the gallery was required to post signs warning visitors before entering that there were scented materials inside. This was during the first days of the push back movement from the perfume sales people at big department stores that sprayed samples on store visitors.
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