Feb 08, 2024 - Sale 2658

Sale 2658 - Lot 108

Price Realized: $ 1,625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000


The Show Is Over The Audience Get Up to Leave . . .
Offset lithograph poster. 1402x940 mm, 55¼x37 inches. [Printed Matter]. 1993.

A site-specific work for the 1993 Printed Matter exhibition at Dia in New York. Functioning as a 'stack' piece by Félix Gonzalez-Torres in collaboration with Christopher Wool, the work was available to be taken one by one from the stack by attendees. As with Gonzalez-Torres' other famous 'stack' pieces, the work was created with an unknown edition size, and replenished as needed for the run of the exhibit.

Based on a 1990 painting by Wool, which appropriated the infamous text by the radical Russian revolutionary Vasily Rozanov. In 1967, Raoul Vaneigem championed the by-then forgotten text as the perfect expression of nihilism, making it a central text to the Situationist International. Here, Wool spaces and disrupts the syntax of the phrase to avoid automatic interpretations and question the meaning of representation in painting itself. A collaboration between two of New York's premier conceptual artists for Printed Matter.