$3600 46”W x 26”H x 46”D Wood, bone, fabric Modern #572
As featured in “Lawrence of Arabia,” sort of. This Moroccan style three person tete-a-tete-a-tete is clean yet historic. The wood and bone work is consumate. A product of Luciano Tempo’s residency in Morocco, the colors are all North Africa. Upon consideration, the object functions for the rest of your life in a favorite room.
Luciano Tempo’s predilection for bringing the past and the present together lives in this solid reconstruction of an astrolabe. With allusions to the Antikythera Mechanism, the astrolab is the ancient world’s answer to IBM’s Watson, able to examine any number of conundrums in spherical astronomy. Greek, Arab, Persian and European scholars tracked the heavens with such hand-spun machinery. With engraved notation and decoration.
From the imagination of generations of fisherman, a wonderfully gestured bronze sea serpent. Scallop shells decorate the edges of the foundation of this single cast bronze Luciano Tempo design. A patina’d surface gives the sculpture a turquoise feel.
Reminiscent of Deborah Butterfield’s cast bronze driftwood constructed horse sculptures, this chandelier by Luciano Tempo has all the classic, unique lines of manzanita branches. The piece is wired for eight electric candles and ready to be hung.
From Tempo’s personal collection, this carved wooden statue of a saint is from Verona, Italy, dating from the 17th Century. Dressed for an annual festival or standing bare, the piece evokes a world before our time.