Kelley Walker - Contemporary Art Part I New York Wednesday, May 11, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels; Private collection, Belgium (acquired from the above in 2005)

  • Catalogue Essay

    I start by making splatters of real chocolate on glass and scanning them. I then use this digital image to make a silk screen, through which I print chocolate directly on the canvas. An important aspect here is that the chocolate remains constant in the painting both as a material and as a representation of itself, because you’re basically printing an image of chocolate with chocolate. I also saw it as a way of using silk screen like Warhol and Rauschenberg while marking my temporal and conceptual distance from them.


    (Walker quoted in an interview with Vincent Pécoil, reproduced in Flash Art no. 247, March-April 2006)


Black Star Press

Silkscreened white and dark chocolate on digital print laid down on canvas mounted to panel in three parts.
Each panel 35 5/8 x 28 in. (90.5 x 71.1 cm). Overall 35 5/8 x 84 in. (90.5 x 213.4 cm.)
One panel signed, titled and dated “Black Star Press; Black Press, Kelley 2005” on the reverse; one panel titled “Star Press” on the reverse; and one panel titled “Star” on the reverse.

$150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for $314,500

Contemporary Art Part I

12 May 2011
New York