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The New York Times: Gaetano Pesce: ‘One-of-a-Kind Iconic Works, 1967-2015’

At Gaetano Pesce‘s solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1979, his cartoonish, riotously colored lamps, vases, chairs and drawings dealt a body blow to the sleek Modernist Bauhaus objects enshrined in the museum’s vitrines. To judge by the generous showof 90 objects and drawings at the Allouche Gallery in SoHo, this Italian iconoclast has expanded his irreverent critique, humanizing the domestic landscape with even more sass, color and social comment. The many octopus vases, centipede tables, rag chairs and lamps with ears — all cast in resins that bounce when dropped — amount to a mini career retrospective of his considerable influence in design and design theory.

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