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548
Cheyney Thompson
CHROMACHROME 8 (5BG/5R) DIPTYCH
Estimate
50,00070,000
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548
Cheyney Thompson
CHROMACHROME 8 (5BG/5R) DIPTYCH
Estimate
50,00070,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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Cheyney Thompson
B. 1975
CHROMACHROME 8 (5BG/5R) DIPTYCH
signed on the reverse of the left panel
oil on canvas, in two parts
each: 24 by 20 1/8 in. 61 by 51.1 cm.
Executed in 2009.
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Provenance

Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
Private Collection
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

“The materiality of painting is the basis for his Chromachromes (2009), which depict a motif drawn from an enlarged scan of canvas. Thompson’s recursive process merges digital reproduction with the literal support: the woven pattern of the scanned linen is divided into values of highlight, midtone, and dark; it is then hand-painted using complementary colors drawn from Munsell’s system. Each painting is given a unique historical format, including those of an academic portrait painting, a diptych, and a Renaissance tondo…These paintings comment on the historical relations of artistic production (artist and market, labor and value), as well as on the circulation and exchange of commodities and information.”

João Ribas, "Metric Pedestal Cabengo Landlord Récit" in Exh. Cat., Cambridge, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Metric Pedestal Cabengo Landlord Récit, 2012, p. 3

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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