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.

    – KELLEY WALKER

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

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Black Star Press

2005
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.

Estimate
$150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for $314,500

Contemporary Art Part I

12 May 2011
New York