During the 15th Pavillon des Arts et du Design in Paris, last April, the london based Carpenters Workshop Gallery displayed all the pieces from the Studio Job collection, Robber Baron. Five original and eloquent pieces.
Carpenters Workshop Gallery presented the Robber Baron collection from the Dutch duo, Studio Job, at the latest Pavillon des Arts et du Design, in Paris. Robber Baron is a pejorative term used to describe the rich bankers and businessmen of 19th century in America. The term has been adopted by Studio Job to depict all the misgivings of the consumer society and the world of money. Five golden sculptures denounce power, corruption and money. Five enormous bronze sculptures decry ostentatious luxury, the art market, as well as the excess of American moguls and Russian oligarchs. Five functional and dreamlike sculptures, with multiple details and architectural references to caricaturise the iconic monuments of the industrial world, also depict the danger that threatens the beauty of some people. All of the furniture is made in polished bronze, finished with gold leaf and limited to five copies of each. They have also been presented and the Victoria and Albery Museum in London during the Telling Tales exhibition.