Variationen von KAPITAL
Handmade drawings with Indian ink on Tibetan handmade paper
40 x 60 cm
3 Originals randomly chosen out of 41,000 possible spellings
Only available for a limited time until 03 October 2021
The costs of insurance and transport are paid by the buyer.
Worldwide shipping is possible at the buyer’s cost.
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This piece is based on the simple idea of making as much capital as possible out of the word "capital". It is a game the artist wants to play with the viewer, the buyer and the seller – or in other words the market. It is based on rules that everyone has to comply with. It starts with the production of the picture and continues with its presentation, pricing and finally sale. The artist asked a computer scientist to program a computer to generate all possible spellings of the word "capital" so that the same word can still be read phonetically. A random generator "chose" which of the over 41,000 possible the artist was to turn into pictures. Using Indian ink on handmade paper, the result was a series of pictures entitled "Variationen von Kapital", each one dated and signed, each of them unique. All identically framed and hanged as a series, they’re displayed by the gallery and offered for sale for 1,000 each (plus taxes). This price is fixed – the gallery isn’t allowed to reduce or increase it. Moreover, the buyer isn’t allowed to choose the picture they want – it is selected by a random generator, just like the pictures to be produced by the artist. All these rules examine forms of labour, commodity, production and the market. The artist's interest lies in revealing and questioning the market’s established mechanisms and modes of operation.
All the artworks offered in this fundraising sale are donations by artist friends of SAVVY Contemporary, therefore, for this occasion, they are offered at a special price.
The works are on sale for a limited time only – until 03.10.2021.
Unless stated otherwise, all art prints are sold unframed. Special requests for frames will be handled individually. The extra costs for framing and shipping will be covered by the buyer.
You will receive a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.
Editions will be produced and shipped after the sale has ended. Please note that it can take 3–4 weeks to have your purchase shipped.
The costs of insurance and transport are paid by the buyer. Worldwide shipping is possible at the buyer’s cost.
Transport will be organized by SAVVY Contemporary unless stated otherwise.