Hand Sculpted Rocking Chair by Robert "Jocko" Johnson, 1998

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Robert Brian "Jocko" Johnson (American 1936-2008) is best known in the automotive racing world. He began his training with the legendary car builder George Barris, and went on to great fame of his own. His revolutionary engine designs were used in top race cars, and his own race car designs won the quarter mile land speed record of 1959. He later turned his design efforts to sculpting objects and furniture. He was represented by the Challis Gallery of Laguna Beach California for 18 years. He created the first "Jocko's Rocker" for the Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts in 1976, and was featured in the California Design '76 exhibit and book with his rocking chair design. Our chair is signed "Jocko's Rockers #2 1998". All elements are hand-sculpted oak, with exposed steel decorative bolts. The chair is in Fine original condition, and extremely comfortable.
Details
Creator
Jocko Johnson (Artist)
Of the Period
Mid-Century Modern
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
1998
Period
1990-1999
Materials and Techniques
Steel
Oak
Condition
Excellent
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
42 in. H x 30 in. W x 48 in. D
107 cm H x 76 cm W x 122 cm D
Seat Height
17 in. (43 cm)
Dealer Location
Los Angeles, CA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU81208136563
Contact The Seller
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