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Art Donovan / Kinetic, Illuminated, Moon TV Sculpture, Midcentury/Atomic Age

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"Lunativo" (Moon TV). Entirely handmade and carved from solid maple. Brass, Lucite and Steel components. Not a single "re-purposed" part, right down to the handmade antennae. An homage to the iconic "Philco Predicta" TV of 1959. But here with a completely original base unit design, as well as an original top deck design. It features a unique "on-off" switch and pilot light in the double-antennae. All designed and built by Art Donovan. Hand painted in matte cream white and Iridescent Honey Maple which glows with a golden hue. The Illuminated Moon is a 3D LED unit (a commercial unit) with a wireless remote that is contained in a hidden compartment in the base unit. Multi-color and brightness controls are in the hand unit. The 3D Moon slowly rotates inside the "TV Screen" at 1 RPM. The Front of the base features a vintage fabric in black, gray, gold and tan. In the center is a large convex lens behind which an illuminated image of "Gort" appears. There is a 3D moire fabric in front of Gort that makes the image swirl and move as if it were broadcast in a vintage black and white TV screen. To the right is an illuminated "Lunativo" logo behind Lucite. Note: The Fins on the left side of the base unit are available in either white or silver. Recessed into the rear of the base unit, there is an LED spot light (behind a Lucite dome) which illuminates the wall to dramatic effect, creating it's own backwash of light upon the wall. This effect is often seen in sculpture photography where there is a dramatic glowing color behind the piece. But here, the glow on the wall is actually created by the sculpture itself. The rear light can be natural white or dichroic purple with an orange halo. The base unit is completed by hand carved, Scandinavian-style legs One of a kind and never to be duplicated. A completely original "Atomic Age" Masterpiece. Art Donovan. Donovan Design.

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  • Dimensions
    H 21 in. x W 21 in. x D 12 in.H 53.34 cm x W 53.34 cm x D 30.48 cm
  • Seller Location
    Southampton, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU4723215308331
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Art Donovan

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Art Donovan is an artist and designer and with his wife and partner, designer Leslie Tarbell Donovan, own Donovan Design, NY, Est 1990. Art specializes in custom lighting and illuminated sculptures and individually crafts each piece by hand. He was Senior Designer for Donald Deskey and Apple Design, NYC. As an exhibition curator, Donovan's museum shows in New York, Oxford University and Seoul have broken attendance records. As author, he's penned three, best-selling books, the first of which, "The Art of Steampunk" spent 13 weeks as #1 in Amazons' Pop Art category. Linda Longo, the most celebrated magazine editor of the lighting industry says, "One of the last of our century's True Renaissance Men, Art Donovan is a master curator and designer of cool and re-invented, vintage design. With a keen appreciation of architecture and pop culture history and an eye for supreme quality, his unique perspective as an artist and designer makes his work truly stand out in crowded field of mediocrity." Donovan has designed and crafted custom lighting for: Tiffany & Co, NYC. University of Baltimore Library, MD., Churchill Downs Casino, KY., The Palms Hotel + Spa, Bennetti Luxury Yachts, Italy, LeClercq Marine, St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral, Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, Landy Gardner Interiors, R D Jones+Assoc, Eric Fishburn+Assoc, Stanford Hotels, Gensler, Leo Daley, Walker Group CNI, Rowan + Williams, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Southampton, Disney Cruise Lines

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