• Post-War and Contemporary Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 1107

    Post-War and Contemporary Art (Day Auction)

    14 February 2013, London, King Street

  • Lot 121

    Kelley Walker and Wade Guyton (b. 1969 and b. 1972)

    Untitled (from the series: Dear Ketel One Drinker Hello again. The Failever of Judgement Part IV)

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    Kelley Walker and Wade Guyton (b. 1969 and b. 1972)
    Untitled (from the series: Dear Ketel One Drinker Hello again. The Failever of Judgement Part IV)
    acrylic, silkscreen and digital inkjet print on canvas laid down on board
    48 x 36in. (122.1 x 91.5cm.)
    Executed in 2005


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    '...really important to us was the act of collaboration - or playing together - disrupting our respective ways of working, and experimenting with ideas and processes that our own bodies of work didn't really allow. So here, after working for a few weeks straight on this new work day and night, some surprising things have happened... this systematic and labor-intensive process didn't, contrary to what you assume, produce a homogenous group, but a bunch of very different paintings that are competitive and antagonistic to each other.'
    (K. Walker and W. Guyton, quoted in Uncertain States of America: American Art in the 3rd Millennium, exh. cat., Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo 2005, p. 52).

    Provenance

    Greene Naftali Gallery, New York.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2005.


    Pre-Lot Text

    IMAGINATION BECOMES REALITY
    A SELECTION OF WORKS FROM THE GOETZ COLLECTION SOLD TO BENEFIT CHARITY PROJECTS


    Literature

    Uncertain States of America: American Art in the 3rd Millennium, exh. cat., Oslo, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, 2005 (illustrated in colour, p. 53).


    Exhibited

    Munich, Sammlung Goetz, Imagination Becomes Reality. Part IV. Borrowed Images, 2006 (illustrated in colour, p. 96). This exhibition later travelled to Karlsruhe, ZKM,Museum für Neue Kunst.