h: 351 cm x w: 570 cm x d: 40 cm / h: 138.2" x w: 224.4" x d: 15.7"
Part of an exhibit of work by Ron Arad at the Timothy Taylor Gallery in London. From the press release:
Perhaps the pivotal point of the exhibition Oh, the farmer & the cowman should be friends is an extraordinary, imposing shelving unit in the shape of the United States of America, colonizing almost an entire wall of the gallery. Constructed jigsaw-like from individual ʻstates' of stainless and Corten steel, it has a powerful, commanding presence, both playful and provocative.More info on the artist here and this incredible work of art here.
I'm not sure I understand the title of the piece, but I would gladly be friends with this bookcase. It's like it was designed just for me (oh, how I wish). I have enough books to fill it, too, even if the walls of my house aren't high enough to hold it. A girl can still dream. In fact, while I'm dreaming, I'll dream of a house big enough to hold the whole world (at this scale, anyway).