Seth Price - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 12, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    “In the golden keys as well as other works by Price, three kinds oflabour or action are juxtaposed in both the image and the way theobject is produced: the work of the hand; factory production thatgenerates objects in series; and the labour that has been describedas ‘immaterial’, for which the computer and its software havebecome the primary medium both of production and of distribution.In the series of golden keys as a whole, six different key motifs havebeen picked out in negative, and printed in five colours directlyon to the brushed metal surface of Dibond, which is composite ofpolyethylene and aluminium, usually used for mounting photographs.While they look mass-produced, each is in fact unique, thusproviding a reflection on the relation of the production of the uniquework of art to other kinds of production.”

    Michael Newman, ‘Seth Price’s Operations’, in M. Newman andS. Price, Price, Seth, Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 2010, p. 30


Gold Key (Blue 1)

Inkjet on Dibond.
Work: 121.3 × 121.3 cm (47 3/4 × 47 3/4 in); dimensions as installed: 171.5 × 171.5 cm (67 1/2 × 67 1/2 in).

£15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for £30,000

Contemporary Art Day Sale

13 October 2011