Sublime Errors: Wade Guyton's Imperfect Paintings

September 5, 2014 9:36 PM

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Sublime Errors: Wade Guyton's Imperfect Paintings

The event touted a promotional video of a professional skateboarder, zooming by artworks, including Guyton's, as a ploy to play up the "hardcore" and "dangerous" marketability of contemporary art, as Jerry Saltz wrote in New York magazine. Guyton made news at the time for trying to tamp down his own market value, which he thought was ludicrously high; his black, blue, and red work "Untitled" (2005) was estimated to sell for between $2.5 and $3.5 million at the auction.

Taking to Instagram, he posted a picture of his studio littered with exact replicas of the work, which he makes by feeding fabric into inkjet printers. The undercutting didn't work, however; Christie's ultimately posted the artist's Instagram image to their website, declaring Guyton's stunt as "fun....

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