New Work: Daniel Weil’s Clock for a Card Player
The fourth in Daniel Weil’s series of clocks has been revealed for the first time this week as part of the Making Time exhibition at Sotheby’s.
According to Weil, It all began with inspiration from Cézanne, who, in his studio above Aix en Provence, began a journey of the modernity we know today, the common origin of cubism and abstraction. “So when I was sitting in contemplation of The Card Players paintings at the Courtauld Institute,” says Weil, “the configuration for this clock emerged. A compacted oak table on whose top three cards have been dealt. A game of time, a full hand around the dial to be shared. The battery, like smoke from the pipe and like a genie from the bottle, powers the movement, with hour and minute hands connecting the red and black suits.”