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Think Big Kodachrome Slide Wall Cabinet

US$1,150

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Straight from Think Big, NYC, circa 1985. Kodachrome slide mirrored wall vanity cabinet. Two fixed shelves. A great Pop-Art oversized, utilitarian piece. Masonite, wood and mirror construction. Approximately 3.5" deep x 22" wide x 22" high. Structurally sound and sturdy. Some smokiness to the mirror. Heat or chemical ring on the upper portion of the cabinet (see photo). Minor wear. Good overall condition. From Wikipedia: The store was a joint endeavor by two friends, an artist Phyllis Prinz and a business man Robert Malkin. The two, who had an affinity for collecting oversized antique display pieces, opened their store against the advice of friends and experts. The product line started with a small offering consisting of giant 6 foot pencils and replicas of giant 5-foot Crayola crayons.[1] The entrepreneurs had great success and expanded into a nationwide catalog retail concept. The Think Big! product line grew to offer over 100 different larger-than-life objects. With the added success of catalog sales many franchise locations began to open across the country as the pop art style caught on through the 1980s. The unique creations have been featured in many films including Forrest Gump and Big both starring Tom Hanks. Think Big flourished in the 1980s, when the scaled-up aesthetic was popular. Other companies, such as Swatch, also created comically large versions of their wares. In the early 1990s the retailer was at its peak and was sold to the high-end art gallery firm Martin Lawrence Galleries. The gallery already had many retail locations and attracted the interest of pop art fans with their huge collection of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein artwork. However, the Think Big franchise stores began to disappear, subject to high-rent retail locations and increased expense for catalog production. By 1994, all retail locations of Think Big had been closed down by Martin Lawrence Galleries.[2] The gallery's collection of Warhol art was diminishing and the economy took a downturn. The gallery mailed out the last Think Big! catalog in 1994 and refocused on expanding its collection of high-end art to include a broader variety of printed artworks.

Details

  • Creator
    Think Big (Retailer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 22 in. (55.88 cm)Width: 22 in. (55.88 cm)Depth: 3.5 in. (8.89 cm)
  • Style
    Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1985-1990
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Structurally sound and sturdy. Some smokiness to the mirror. Heat or chemical ring on the upper portion of the cabinet (see photo). Good overall condition. Wear commensurate with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Garnerville, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: ARPOSH07.06.21.11stDibs: LU1236224424172

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  • Shipping
    US$45 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 6-11 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Beacon, NY
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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