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Lot 226: Charles Lutz
Under the Influence
March 8, 2011
New York, NY, USA
Double Fantasy (Price List Painting)
Signed and titled "Charles Lutz, Double Fantasy (Price List Painting)" on the reverse.
Notes: Double Fantasy reflects on the very context in which it now exists, the auction. Lutz likes to create conflict within systems, and Double Fantasy delivers on multiple levels. The work is composed of two large scale canvases, one powder blue and one pink, each representing Christie's and Sotheby's post auction price lists. Lutz connects the two panels in a defiant act, uniting the two auction houses in one work forever. The work's title, an obvious illusion to the John Lennon and Yoko Ono album of the same name further drives home the concept of two polar counterparts. At the same time, Lutz is making the most literal form of history paintings, which speak to a specific time and enlighten us to the history of art as commodity and the fetishization of the Post War and Contemporary Art market.
Provenance: Private collection
Dimensions: Overall dimensions: 80 x 113 in. (203.2 x 287 cm).
Artist or Maker: Charles Lutz b. 1982
Exhibited: Brooklyn, Five Myles Gallery, Charts, Price Lists, Corrections, and Other Relevant Statements, August - September, 2010
Medium: Diptych. Acrylic on canvas.