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Joshua Lowenfels

37 West 72nd Street
New York NY, 10023
p: 212.362.2023
Folk Art to Fetish
Mysterious Pursuits
Uncommon Design
Fine Art/Fine Line
The Decorative
Of Man and Nature
Ephemera, Etcetera
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A child’s bicycle of tubular steel & hard rubber wheels, absorbed within the old growth of a tree’s trunk, Midwestern origin, 2nd half of the 20th century.
Bicycle/Tree is an omnibus of specialties, served up in a in a cocktail of common elements in an uncommon relationship. There is age and wonder, patina and form. History and mystery enter at some point--how did this happen, who was the owner, was this an accident? We can move on to the questions of Natural vs. the manufactured. The elements vs. the machine and the cycle of life.