• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 2836

    Two in One; Contemporary Art from Witte de With & de Appel

    20 May 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 92

    Ian Forsyth & Jane Pollard (BRITISH, B. 1973 & BRITISH, B. 1972)

    Walk with Naumann (Re-Performance Corridor)

    Price Realised  


    Ian Forsyth & Jane Pollard (BRITISH, B. 1973 & BRITISH, B. 1972)
    Walk with Naumann (Re-Performance Corridor)
    edition box with DV-PAL tape and DVD screening disk
    duration: 5 minutes
    Executed in 2006. This work is number eight from an edition of eight.

    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by both artists.

    Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard began working collaboratively at Goldsmiths, graduating together in 1995. They are perhaps best known as artists who create re-enactments of cultural and art historical events and documents. Theirs is an enquiry into the mechanics of liveness, repetition, reception and recollection. By adapting ready-made events, Forsyth and Pollard exploit their audiences' sense of recognition, allowing them to be swept up in an emotional response before inducing reflection on the shades of complicity between themselves, the performers and the artists pulling the strings. In 2006, their work was shown at Witte de With as part of the group exhibition Street: behind the cliché. Solo shows and Live Art Projects have been presented at Tracey Lawrence Gallery, London (2008), Art Basel Miami Beach (2007); MIC Toi Rerehiko, Auckland (2007); Southbank Centre, London (2007); Greenland Street, Liverpool (2006); Jerwood Space, London (2006); George Rodger Gallery, Maidstone (2005); Pavilion, Montreal (2004); Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (1997, 1998 and 2003); and Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool (1997).

    Special Notice

    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
    Christie’s charges a premium to the buyer on the Hammer Price of each lot sold at the following rates: 29.75% of the Hammer Price of each lot up to and including €20,000, plus 23.8% of the Hammer Price between €20,001 and €800.000, plus 14.28% of any amount in excess of €800.000. Buyer’s premium is calculated on the basis of each lot individually.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Witte de With