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View full screen - View 1 of Lot 205. WADE GUYTON | UNTITLED.


Lot Closed

December 6, 06:43 PM GMT


40,000 - 60,000 USD

Lot Details



b. 1972


Epson DURABrite inkjet on book pages and acrylic in oak artist's frames, in 4 parts

Each: 47¼ by 59 in. (120 by 149.8 cm.)

Overall: 94½ by 118 in. (240 by 299.6 cm.)

Executed in 2006.

Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich

Acquired from the above by the present owner in October 2006

“In 2002, shifting his focus to the technologies so prevalent in contemporary culture, Guyton took up digital inkjet printing as his primary artistic medium, which provided countless new options for his image-making. A number of his pieces from this time use torn-out book pages—most of them featuring illustrations of architecture, domestic interiors or artworks—as supports... His radical move away from the manual and into the digital signaled the beginning of his mature work… For one body of work on view [at the Whitney Museum of American Art], Guyton mounted groups of his manipulated book pages between sheets of clear acrylic in oak frames and arranged the framed compositions so that they abut each other against a wall… So here we have the artist challenging the conventions of not only how drawings and paintings are created but also how they are to be framed and exhibited.”

(Klaus Kertess, “Painting in the Age of Digital Reproduction”, Art In America, 20 December 2012, online)