• Post-War and Contemporary Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 7835

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    12 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 109

    Wade Guyton (b. 1972)


    Price Realised  


    Wade Guyton (b. 1972)
    Epson UltraChrome inkjet on linen
    79 7/8 x 68 7/8in. (203 x 175cm.)
    Executed in 2006

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    'Guyton's 'X' paintings assert themselves in a visual environment of mass-produced, instantaneously diffused imagery. But as Guyton acknowledges, the difficulty lies not so much in 'saying there's no such thing as an original image, but knowing full well that it's not a very original thing to say' (Guyton, quoted in S. Rothkopf, 'Color, Power and Style', in Modern Pictures, p. 74 Cologne, 2007).

    The paintings are printed on linen canvas, which is folded and then repeatedly fed (or forced, pulled, squashed, sometimes yanked) through an inkjet printer and bear the 'painterly' effects of mishaps caused by dragging and mis-registration and the uneven build-up of ink. In effect they are monotypes of sorts--prints, called paintings, that are related yet invariably distinct from one another' (E. Fisher, Material Intelligence, exh. cat., Cambridge, 2009, unpaged).

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    Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.