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    Artist Name:

    Tejo Remy

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    Dutch, born 1960


    You Can't Lay Down Your Memory


    designed 1991, made 2008


    Maple, various preexisting drawers, furniture mover's strap of jute and metal

    Credit Line:

    Purchase with funds from the Friends of the Decorative Arts

    Accession Number:


    On View - Stent Family Wing, Skyway Level, Gallery 410
    Tejo Remy’s concept for this chest is a functional and visual marker of spaces to hold and retain memories. By creating a new context for old, forgotten parts (the drawers), he recycles the works and the meaning found within and around them. In 2008, the High sent out a statewide call for submissions of drawers from any type of furniture to be included; the chosen entries were assembled on site by Remy based on the original design Remy first debuted with Droog in 1991. His design philosophy champions a more responsible, moral, and simplistic approach, as demonstrated with these repurposed drawers.

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