Charles Burnand Ltd London W1T 2SE , England Call Seller 44.207.993.4968



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  • Description
    Cast bronze
    H. 90 x W. 183 x D. 44cm
    H. 35 3/8 x W. 72 1/8 x D. 17 3/8"
    Edition of 8 + 2AP
    © Caleb Zipperer 2021

    The “Altar of Reason,” a console constructed from cast bronze, confronts Zipperer’s own absence of faith. Zipperer, who was raised Southern Baptist, thoroughly rejects the hellfire and brimstone faith of his youth, especially given the transgressions of his ancestors, who were documented to own slaves. Raised without ever meeting his father, Zipperer also struggles to understand his own origin story. The console is a monument to absence, but also a place where he imagines an authority figure might preach the truth, rather than lies than condemn. Taking inspiration from primitive art, Zipperer’s console invents a stylistic language mired in lost history, dominated by clean, strong lines that nonetheless nod to biomorphic forms.

    SALON Art + Design, NYC, 2021
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Period: New
    Creation Date: 2021
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Contemporary
    Incollect Reference #: 501853
  • Dimensions
    W. 72.05 in; H. 35.43 in; D. 17.32 in;
    W. 183 cm; H. 90 cm; D. 44 cm;
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