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Peter Halley

Static Wallpaper, from Wall Works, 1998

A set of 48 screenprints in 16 colours, on wallpaper, the full sheets, to be installed pasted on a wall to cover it entirely.
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all 76.5 x 94.5 cm (30 1/8 x 37 1/4 in.)
installation size variable and according to wall

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all 76.5 x 94.5 cm (30 1/8 x 37 1/4 in.)
installation size variable and according to wall

From the Catalogue:
The Wall Works Series

"Increasingly the limitation of fine art editions to prints and objects did not seem to reflect the technical possibilities and the recent developments in artistic strategies and …

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Signed and numbered III/III in pencil on the accompanying Certificate of Authenticity (one of 3 artist's proof sets aside from the edition … Read more
Peter Halley
American, b. 1953
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Having emerged in New York’s East Village Art scene in the early 1980s, Peter Halley is best known for his brightly colored, geometric paintings made of Roll-a-Tex, a textured paint used for decoration, as well as florescent Day-Glo paints. Developing his own visual lexicon, Halley engages in a play of relationships between what he calls “prisons” and “cells”—composed of rectangular shapes and vertical bars—evocative of geometric networks from the urban grid to high-rise apartment buildings to electromagnetic conduits. While his rigid planes of color, unitary shapes, and non-hierarchical compositions nod toward Minimalism, by transforming the Minimalist square into a prison cell, Halley’s works call the supposed neutrality of such art into question.

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About the work
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P
Phillips

all 76.5 x 94.5 cm (30 1/8 x 37 1/4 in.)
installation size variable and according to wall

From the …

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all 76.5 x 94.5 cm (30 1/8 x 37 1/4 in.)
installation size variable and according to wall

From the Catalogue:
The Wall Works Series

"Increasingly the limitation of fine art editions to prints and objects did not seem to reflect the technical possibilities and the recent developments in artistic strategies and …

Read more
Signature
Signed and numbered III/III in pencil on the accompanying Certificate of Authenticity (one of 3 artist's proof sets aside from the edition … Read more
Peter Halley
American, b. 1953
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Having emerged in New York’s East Village Art scene in the early 1980s, Peter Halley is best known for his brightly colored, geometric paintings made of Roll-a-Tex, a textured paint used for decoration, as well as florescent Day-Glo paints. Developing his own visual lexicon, Halley engages in a play of relationships between what he calls “prisons” and “cells”—composed of rectangular shapes and vertical bars—evocative of geometric networks from the urban grid to high-rise apartment buildings to electromagnetic conduits. While his rigid planes of color, unitary shapes, and non-hierarchical compositions nod toward Minimalism, by transforming the Minimalist square into a prison cell, Halley’s works call the supposed neutrality of such art into question.

Peter Halley

Static Wallpaper, from Wall Works, 1998

A set of 48 screenprints in 16 colours, on wallpaper, the full sheets, to be installed pasted on a wall to cover it entirely.
Bidding closed
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