This working, foundry proof is the first precursor to Zaha Hadid's Bench, subsequently produced by Max Protetch in an edition of twelve. This original form was cast in California at ADM and produced by Tallix Art Foundry in 2003. As the form reached its final stages of production, yet to be patinized, the computer-generated version was refined. The refined edition of twelve (aside from two artist's proofs) produced by Max Protetch differ from this original in form and finish. Lee Balter, owner of Tallix Art Foundry, purchased this example from Max Protetch in 2004. Tallix later produced the Bench displayed at Zaha Hadid, the 2006 exhibit held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum.