Wade Guyton - Contemporary Art Part II New York Tuesday, November 9, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln

  • Literature

    S. Rothkopf, "Modern Pictures," Color, Power & Style, Buchhandlung WaltherKönig, Cologne 2006, p. 71

  • Catalogue Essay

    In conjunction with his first solo museum exhibition (Color, Power & Style, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, 2005-06), Wade Guyton produced a series of smaller-scaled, unique paintings in collaboration with Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln. The “unassuming” pattern of banal red and green stripes is one of a handful of motifs that Guyton deployed in his early work as “a sign that could operate at once as an image and as an abstract element that could be co-opted and redeployed without getting bogged down in specific references or subject matter.”
    As with all of his paintings, Untitled, 2005 was produced by running the canvas through an Epson inkjet printer. The white, inert space above the vertical red and green stripes in Guyton’s larger paintings is often occupied with black circles, which act as a foil for the pattern below. In this example, there is a thin, printer-made horizontal gray-black line that transects the top of the painting, leaving the gessoed white “void” nearly pristine.



Inkjet on gessoed canvas.
29 x 18 in. (73.7 x 45.7 cm).
Signed and dated “Wade Guyton 06” on the reverse. This work is unique from an edition of five.

$30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $52,500

Contemporary Art Part II

9 November 2010
New York