Michel Majerus - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Friday, March 3, 2023 | Phillips
  • “Majerus was interested in everything new, and I do feel that his own personal sense of time and omnipresence was very much in line with how we think of the World Wide Web, in terms of everything happening now. For him, it was a strangely new temporal experience that he had to express in his art. It’s almost like he was trying to translate that into something hopelessly old-fashioned—not oil on canvas, necessarily, but a painterly practice. How can you paint the Internet? What a ridiculous thing, but he did in a way. With every new project he was trying to grasp digitalized space and transport it to our physical space. I could see him react to prescient developments in perhaps a more gloomy way, but really, his mentality was upgrade optimism. He was also a pretty cheerful character in that he was very much about affirming new things and not about mourning the death of painting or the disappearance of possibilities, but rather, celebrating new frontiers in his art.” i
    —Daniel BirnBaum


    i Daniel BirnBaum quoted in Kurt McVey, “Thoroughly Modern Michel Majerus,” Interview Magazine, February 6, 2014, online.

    • Provenance

      Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund
      Acquired from the above by the present owner


MoM Block Nr. 46

signed, titled and dated 'Majerus 97 MoM Block Nr. 46' on the reverse
acrylic on cotton
159.9 x 140 cm (62 7/8 x 55 1/8 in.)
Painted in 1997.

Full Cataloguing

£50,000 - 70,000 ‡♠

Sold for £120,650

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 3 March 2023