Coraggio in the Press

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December 6 1995

This photo of Coraggio’s “Suction-Cup” Chair was on the cover of one of Time Out New York's earliest issues. This was his first Time Out cover, but his second appearance in the magazine within its first three months of operation.

This photo of Coraggio’s “Suction-Cup” Chair was on the cover of one of Time Out New York's earliest issues. This was his first Time Out cover, but his second appearance in the magazine within its first three months of operation.


October 1 1995

A mention/fanfare for Coraggio's Gas Station/Space 2B in the wake of its closing

September 1 1989

…wherein the article’s author refers to Coraggio as a “detrital designer.”

Coraggio quote:

“I'd like to weld a hundred missiles into a Ferris wheel.”

October 1 1988

An overview of Coraggio's furniture pieces in Hi Fashion (roughly the Japanese equivalent of Vogue magazine).

Rolling your mouse over the article, you will find an enlargement of Coraggio’s “The Memory,” accompanied by a Japanese translation of his comments on the dual-chair piece (from the center of the right-hand page).

In the middle of the right-hand page, you will see Coraggio’s “The Memory,” accompanied by a Japanese translation of his comments on the dual-chair piece:

Translating it back to English, we get:

“Although I am relatively interested in politics, I don't want to impose my views. To me, this work expresses a particularly Jewish feeling of being chained to the memory of Nazism.”

Coraggio has been working to interest The Jewish Museum in New York City in acquiring "The Memory" for their permanent collection.


September 1 1988

In 1988, House & Garden magazine ran a series called “Chair of the Month” in which they paired a celebrated writer with a chair chosen by the magazine staff and had him or her write about the chair.

Coraggio’s “East Village Gothic” chair got matched with no less than Joyce Carol Oates—one of the most distinguished figures in American literature!

Linus met her years later.

She remembered the chair.


October 1 1986

A brief introduction to the Rivington School, the Sculpture Garden (Gas Station/Space 2B) and the artists who made it all happen (i.e., Coraggio et al).

April 1 1986

Coraggio’s 1984 sculpture “Ronald Reagan” is featured in the Finnish art magazine Taide


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