Robert Therrien - No Title (Table and Four Chairs), 2003. Mixed media
From the Tate Gallery, London:
No Title (Table and Four Chairs) invites the viewer to walk around and underneath it, experiencing the sculpture physically and additionally transforming the viewer’s perception of the exhibition space. Despite their physical quality, however, the roots of Therrien’s table and chair works lie in photography. Intrigued by the view beneath his kitchen table, the artist took a series of black and white photographs from the perspective of his floor. No Title (Table and Four Chairs), as well as the preceding sculptures, is an attempt to create the same dramatic viewpoint as in the photographs.
And me, under it, in New York City.