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  • Provenance

    Maes & Matthys Gallery, Antwerp

  • Catalogue Essay

    In the present lot, which forms part of the Spirit Painting series, Michiel Ceulers adopts the use of QR-encoding. Painted with thick black greasy oil paint, the QR-code can be scanned with a smartphone which will lead the viewer directly to a YouTube video entitled 'How to make a white Russian’ which explains the process of making the aforementioned cocktail. The intermittency of the technological aspect between these works enables Michiel Ceulers to question the historical importance and intellectual weight of abstract painting by means of the internet and the instantaneous flow of information and fact we are able to garner readily online.

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Commodity Painting for White Russian XVII

2013
oil on panel
160.2 x 120.2 cm (63 1/8 x 47 3/8 in.)
Signed, titled and dated 'Michiel Ceulers 2013 "Commodity painting for White Russian XVII"' on the reverse.

Estimate
£8,000 - 12,000 

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 13 February 2015 2pm