Keith Tyson - Contemporary Art London Thursday, June 21, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

  • Catalogue Essay

    I don’t spend that much time looking back. I’m too excited about the next thing. I do look back and say, “Wow, look at that huge sort of snail-trail of stuff that I’ve left behind me as I’ve been going.” But the most successful ones for me are curious, in the sense that they can engage my interest in all sorts of ways. I’m more interested in putting the conundrum on the wall, something that resonates and asks questions. I’m not interested in making relics. I’ve often thought that art is just the detritus from an artist’s activity.But I’m trying to put dynamism into these things, so that they can go on living, at least cerebrally, long after the context of the history of their makinghas been lost.
    E.Wagner & K. Tyson, “It’s like an Organic System”, Parkett 71, 2004, p.112


Escape Mechanism

Acrylic on aluminium in artist’s metal frame in two parts.
Diameter: 120 in. (304.8 cm).

£150,000 - 200,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £168,000

Contemporary Art

22 June 2007, 4pm & 5pm