Chopsticks, Anyone?

  • 2011

Artist Statement

A wicker-weave piano white-washed and embellished with adhesive rose prints. To find a piano that has that wicker-weave that looks like baskets from our store with these beautifully turned legs with brass on the bottom the shape was just perfect.

About the Artist

Kate Spade

Kate Spade is an American fashion designer, businesswoman and the former co-owner of the designer brand, ‘Kate Spade New York’. In 2006, she sold her stake in the company. In 2016, she, along with her partners, started a new handbags and footwear brand, ‘Frances Valentine’. Kate Spade has come a long way since she started her career way back in the early 1990s when she worked for ‘Mademoiselle’, a women’s magazine. Working at the accessories department of the magazine, Spade realized the need for stylish handbags. In 1993, she started her own venture, ‘Kate Spade Handbags’, along with Andy Spade, who she later married. A boutique store once, today Kate Spade Handbags (now known as Kate Spade & Company) have created a niche for itself in the global retail segment. Her products have a playful sophistication about them, which adds a dash of incandescent charm to the everyday style. Fashioned in crisp colours and graphic prints, Spade created a trademark with her visual shorthand. In her active years at the company, Spade extended its product line extensively before finally giving up the reigns. In 2016, Spade resurfaced into the retail segment with her new brand, ‘Frances Valentine’, and hoped to repeat history with her new line-up.

Public Location

Carl Shurz Park (June 18 - July 2, 2011)

Permanent Home

(Auctioned Fall 2011)

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