Nick Darmstaedter - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    The Still House Group, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Miami, FL, Riffraff, Alex Perweiler / Isaac Brest / Nick Darmstaedter / Brendan Lynch / Dylan Lynch / Zachary Susskind / Phoebe Collings - James / Louis Eisner/ Alex Da Corte / Andrew Sutherland / Peter Sutherland / Grayson Revoir / Jane Moseley / Jack Greer, 30 November – 4 December 2011

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Alchemy neither composes nor mixes: it increases and activates that which already exists in a latent state.” Franz Hartmann

    Actively involved in the Brooklyn based Still House Group, Nick Darmstaedter’s work pays homage to the Duchampian readymade as well as titans of American minimalism and Pop. The Grid Contains the Liquid is part of the artist’s Penny series, in which the artist has dipped hundreds of copper coins into salt and vinegar, allowing them to oxidize on the canvas surface, transforming them into his own brand of post-minimal abstraction. Darmstaedter appropriates the lowest form of U.S. currency, the penny, yet his treatment reveals a mature and exquisite touch.


The Grid Contains the Liquid

oxidized copper on canvas
182.9 x 152.4 cm (72 x 60 in.)
Please note this work is signed and dated 'Nick Darmstaedter 11' on the overlap.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £80,500

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 16 October 2014 2pm