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  • Provenance

    C-L-E-A-R-I-N-G, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    "It’s like an object, and then the performance, and then the picture you take of it which kind of looks like a picture of an action." Korakrit Arunanondchai

    Korakrit Arunanondchai has emerged as one of the most innovative young artists coming to the fore of the international contemporary art scene. Blending elements of history, performance, abstraction, and digital media, “Krit” has developed a wholly unique practice that directly reflects the personal conditions he has experienced growing up in a highly digitized and globalized world.

    Born in Thailand, the artist initially found acclaim as a musician but quickly relinquished that creative mantel for fine art. His most highly sought after works are part of his History Paintings series, of which the current Untitled (History Painting), 2012, is a superb example. Built of many layers, both conceptually and physically, Untitled (History Painting) is both an object unto itself and a recording of its own creation. Using denim, bleach, and fire the artist begins the composition with these democratic and performative elements. Then, photographing the process of their destruction and transformation, he is able to layer the prints of the material “in motion” beneath the material itself. A multitier and multidisciplinary “art” object, Untitled (History Painting) references and manifests a surfeit of contemporary and historical concepts and methodologies all while being a deeply personal reflection of the artist and appealing to the very immediate, visual and tactile experience of the viewer.


Untitled (History Painting)

bleach on denim over inkjet print, over canvas
76 x 56 in. (193 x 142.2 cm)
Signed and dated "Krit 2013" along the overlap.

$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $62,500

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Rebekah Bowling
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New Now Evening Sale

New York Auction 29 February 2016 6pm