• Sale 1107

    Post-War and Contemporary Art (Day Auction)

    14 February 2013, London, King Street

  • Lot 118

    Seth Price (b. 1973)

    Dead Cows Drought

    Price Realised  

    Seth Price (b. 1973)
    Dead Cows Drought
    inkjet-print and acrylic on canvas laid down on board
    47 x 32in. (119.4 x 81.3cm.)
    Executed in 2003


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    'Price's calendar paintings appear highly stylized and artificial, the result of graphic manipulation and processing - therefore at a distance from nature associated with calendar time. They are a part, rather, of the "second nature" of the commodity, where relations between people are converted into relations between things, and indeed of the loss of nature as an "outside" of society, to which we might appeal as a repository value, as was the case in the 18th and 19th centuries.'
    (M. Newman, Seth Price's Operations, Price, Seth, exh. cat., Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich 2010, p. 64).

    Provenance

    Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2009.


    Pre-Lot Text

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


    Exhibited

    Cologne, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Seth Price, 2008-2009.
    Bologna, Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Seth Price, 2009 (illustrated in colour, p. 13; detail illustrated in colour, p. 77).