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Cheyney Thompson
UNTITLED
Estimate
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547
Cheyney Thompson
UNTITLED
Estimate
150,000200,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Cheyney Thompson
B. 1975
UNTITLED
signed on the overlap
metal powders in acrylic binder on linen 
107 1/2 by 83 1/2 in. 273.5 by 212.1 cm.
Executed in 2015. 
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Provenance

Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

The present work emanates from Cheyney Thompson's series of metal-based paintings. Thompson develops each painting by running the economic random walk theory against various metals traded on the commodities market. The pigments are then mixed with a binder and applied to the canvas in a manner reminiscent of the Abstract Expressionist all-over process. The only requirement of the artist is to fill the entire surface with the exact amount of pigments predetermined by the algorithm—in the present work: 108.64Chromium - 80.08Copper - 42.23Iron - 21.96Aluminum - 16.38Nickel - 84.46Cobalt - 51.89Silicon - 29.27Tungstan - 18.3Tin - 15.42Bismuth. Ultimately this process is an investigation of market forces (both economic and creative) and their influence on the role of artists and the industry in the contemporary era. 

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