Christian Marclay - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, 2005

  • Exhibited

    A Collective Invention: Photographs at Play, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 14 February-18 May 2014

  • Catalogue Essay

    With his unique synthesis of fine art and sound, Christian Marclay has produced a dynamic body of work that unlocks the potential of the visual arts as a multisensory experience. He is an accomplished composer who fuses music with ambient sound and noise, and his oeuvre includes performance, installation, film, and, as seen here, photography.

    Adopting the traditional photogram technique, Marclay positioned the hand holding the record on photographic paper and exposed it to light. The color variations seen on the hand and record suggest a movement that resonates with Marclay’s use of turntables throughout his career, and beautifully encapsulates this integration of audio and visual elements. Other photographs by Marclay incorporate record covers, unraveled cassette tapes, instruments, and musical gear.

    As seen in the installation image above, this print was included in the exhibition A Collective Invention: Photographs at Play at The Morgan Library and Museum in New York City in 2014.


Untitled (photogram)

Unique chromogenic print, flush-mounted.
23 7/8 x 19 7/8 in. (60.6 x 50.5 cm)
Signed and dated on the verso; credit, title and date on a gallery label affixed to the reverse of the frame.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $37,500

Contact Specialist

Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairwoman, Americas



New York Auction 14 October 2020