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John Bartlett’s Beuys Life


(1) The Dummy
Bartlett bought the twenties boxing dummy at Paula Rubenstein, and Ciolli installed it as one of the apartment’s slightly surreal Beuysian homages. (One of Beuys’s best-known pieces is a stiff felt suit on a hanger, which suggests an absent man.)

(2) The Lamp
One of two in the living room, it’s a clever example of how to personalize mass-market design: “The base is from Crate & Barrel, and it had beautiful hardware in antique bronze,” says Ciolli. “We had discussed Edison-style lightbulbs, so I designed the shade so that you can see the lightbulbs.” It’s made of perforated stainless steel, and the old-fashioned bulbs are from Just Bulbs ($24 each).

(3) The Sculpture
By Hugo França, it’s a tropical root that’s been polished. All Bartlett’s Brazilian pieces are from Espasso in Long Island City.


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