• First Open | Post-War and Cont auction at Christies

    Sale 12724

    First Open | Post-War and Contemporary Art | London

    29 September 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 137

    Michael Riedel (B. 1972)


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    Michael Riedel (B. 1972)
    signed and dated 'Michael Riedel 2012' (on the overlap)
    silkscreen inks on canvas
    90 ¾ x 67in. (230.5 x 170.5cm.)
    Executed in 2012

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    With an extraordinary practice that incorporates a wide range of media, Michael Riedel has advanced his own model of a self-sustaining artistic production, continuously using reproductions as a means to ‘reintroduce the system of art into the art system’. He copies and recycles his own past work and art-related objects to comment on, expand and invert the meaning and intention of the original object. In Untitled (2012), he takes two poster paintings from 2010 and transitions between them using Powerpoint’s slideshow feature, tracking the visual artifacts of the moment of transformation. Posing a technological investigation into the temporal existence of the artwork and its shifting medium, Riedel often treats the materials accompanying his exhibitions, including catalogues, invitation cards, press releases, and checklists, as part of the work itself, with considerable attention paid to their design. Over the past decade, Riedel has exhibited at prominent venues such as Tate Modern, London and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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    Michel Rein, Paris
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.

    Pre-Lot Text



    Nice, Villa Arson, L'Institut des archives sauvages, 2012.