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Christian Marclay (American, b.1955)
LOT ID: 79912
Postcards (Diptych), 2003

25.5 х 37.5 in. (64.77 x 95.25 cm.)
Signed, dated, and numbered on verso.
Edition Ed. of 100 + 26 APs
Lot description
Each sheet measures 52.5 x 37.5 in.

Christian Marclay’s interest with the relationship between music and art is not only realized in his films and sculptures, but is also evident in his two dimensional work. Stepping away from performance art, Marclay often explored other mediums, frequently creating lithographs, like this late diptych entitled, “Postcards” from 2003. Through this medium Marclay experimented with collage as a way to express the need to bring together art and music in similar ways that his performances did. His compilation of various postcards all in relation to music and sound, show how there is in fact a strong correlation between the two disciplines.

Composer and visual artist Christian Marclay (B. 1955) is known for his inventive compositions with both photography and music. As a performance artist, Marclay creates music which synthesizes sound and images into a single composition. He forces the audience to interact with his pieces and challenges the idea as to what part the composer and audience play in a musical performance. Marclay is always pushing the boundaries when it comes to innovative art, for his most recent piece “The Clock” is a film that runs for twenty-four hours during which the time in the film will correspond with the actual time where the work is presented. No matter what medium Marclay may be working in, his art maintains both provocative and unique elements within them. His work has recently been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY), Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA) and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY ).

Selected Public Collections:
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Postcards (Diptych) by Christian Marclay
  • Postcards (Diptych) by Christian Marclay
  • Postcards (Diptych) by Christian Marclay
  • Postcards (Diptych) by Christian Marclay
  • Postcards (Diptych) by Christian Marclay
  • Postcards (Diptych) by Christian Marclay
  • Postcards (Diptych) by Christian Marclay
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