Keith Tyson - Contemporary Art Part I New York Thursday, May 17, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London; Private collection, USA

  • Literature

    K. Bush and J. Millar, Keith Tyson Works 1994 – 1999, London, 1999

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Keith Tyson defines the Artmachine as 'a complex recursive system assembled to generate detailed proposals for artworks'. His Artmachines are experimental, prolific and often humorous, but at the same time rigorously challenge the capacity of the artist in a world governed by dynamic electronic systems with seemingly infinite potential.

    The Artmachine is able to reference unlimited sources for its proposals, which are then dutifully fabricated by the artist to the best of his abilities without demure to personal style or judgment. The complexity of Keith Tyson's undertaking is evident in the wide scope of the works in this series and the extensive leaps in subject matter and form. Highly ambitious in scale and content, his Artmachines remain resistant to simple categorization but reveal an extraordinary range of enquiry.” (Delfina Artist Trust, Press Release for 1999 show).


Artmachine Iteration: A photograph about nothing (in and out of focus)

Oil, resin and paper collage on wood.
90 x 39 x 42 in. (228.6 x 99 x 106.7 cm).

$100,000 - 150,000 

Contemporary Art Part I

17 May 2007
7pm New York