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OFF THE CLIP: CARL AUBOCK’S METAL WORK

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medium_CARF003055045_0248_2There’s something about the paper clip. Ask John Baldessari, who immortalized the innocuous little device in his 1997 Goya series—and the great Viennese designer Carl Auböck, who decades earlier (1960s) consigned the paper clip’s reductive form to an outsized (9″) solid brass, hand crafted version that corrals thick sheafs of paper, acts as paperweight, or just behaves like the poetic objet d’art that it is. medium_CARF003055045_0252full_AS_Large_v1.23_Aubock.4medium_CARF003055045_0254medium_CARF003055045_0257medium_CARF003055045_0132

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