Michael Riedel - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galerie Michel Rein, Paris

  • Catalogue Essay

    Michael Riedel’s practice incorporates a wide range of media including canvas, video and installations. He proclaims his artistic practice as “self-sustaining”, as a means to “reintroduce the system of art into the art system.” Riedel has been nicknamed a “photocopying machine”, a title that reflects his amalgamation of disjointed elements onto a single, cohesive canvas. Untitled (16), features Riedel’s distinctive incorporation of microscopic text fragments, justified titles and computer-formatted shapes to form a multi-layered and multifaceted result. Each of his works provides a unique version of a conceptual template: a part of an infinitely continuous sequence of potential artworks.

    “The paintings are a bit robotic, maybe. But my art is not as cool and dry as people think, because I have a lot of fun doing it.”


Untitled (16)

collaged posters on canvas
230 x 170 cm (90 1/2 x 66 7/8 in.)
Signed, numbered and dated '16 Michael Riedel 2010' on the stretcher.

£60,000 - 80,000 

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 16 October 2014 2pm