Forum x Artsy present More Than Words, a curated auction briefed to explore the use of language and typography in the graphic art of today’s leading contemporary artists. It showcases editions in which artists have provoked humour, satire, protest and beauty through their use of words and the aesthetic of the symbols of language.
The exploration of these symbols allows a vast range of methods to be utilised in the creation of the artworks, from the 15th century technology of the letterpress, to the contemporary methods of Giclée and lenticular overlays. It also showcases the power of the written word, exploring threat, compassion, and the void left when information is redacted and blocked by another agent.
The result is a cross-section of contemporary practice that shows whilst a picture may be worth a thousand words, if text and image are brought together it can become something so much more.
Please note that the initial bid on each lot clears any reserves and can be a winning bid.
Bidding closes on May 18th at 5:00pm BST (12:00pm EDT). This auction will be conducted in pounds, and all lots are subject to a Buyer’s Premium.