An Automobile bed by Andy Saunders, 1984,
Lot 234
A 'Car Bed' by Andy Saunders, 1984,
£800 - 1,000
US$ 1,300 - 1,700
Auction Details
An Automobile bed by Andy Saunders, 1984,
Lot Details
A 'Car Bed' by Andy Saunders, 1984,
custom built using a 1963 Ford Capri steel shell, over a 1¼ inch steel box section frame, leaving a large storage box under the mattress recess, the boot lid removes to allow further storage and the 'SNOOZE' number plate flips down (ex petrol flap) as a small safe area. All other fixtures and fittings are original to the car. The bed is 225cm long (bumper to headboard) x 152.5cm wide x 76cm high, without the mattress. It takes a standard 137cm (4'6") mattress, which fits into a 10cm recess. There is no mattress or bed linen offered for sale with the lot.

In 2002, the bed was exhibited at the Poole Art Centre for 6 weeks and it was one of the exhibits that received 73 nominations for The Turner Prize for Andy Saunders. The bed has been featured in several magazine articles and was the subject of report on Japanese television in the 1990s.
  1. Toby Wilson
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