Commissioned directly from the Evans Studio by the same Michigan collector as the spectacular Argente disc bar, this Argente Console is one of the most breathtaking examples of Evans’ scrafitto imagery in the Argente style. The complex patterning, both highly graphic and increasingly dynamic, exemplifies the exhuberant concept of an “all-over” composition most famously achieved by Abstract Expressionist painters such as Jackson Pollock, Cy Twombly, and Mark Tobey.
In 1968 Directional debuted their first line of Argente pieces based on preset designs (like these cabinets), which differed from the bespoke Paul Evans Studio pieces that were commissioned through a collaborative process with the client.
With both his Studio works and Directional line, Evans sustained complete creative and quality control by personally overseeing his loyal production team and refusing to outsource labor.
Wood, Aluminum, Paint, Steel
32h x 84w x 23d in