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Ducati, 2014 - Cory Arcangel

Ducati, 2014

Cory Arcangel  

Drawing, New media, Work on paper
56 x 40 cm / 22.05 x 15.75 inch
Edition of 50 copies, signed and numbered by the artist.

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  • Medium: Plotter drawing with hand colouring.
  • This work is unframed.
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about this work

To accompany the exhibition Richard Hamilton at the ICA, London in 2014, Cory Arcangel produced a limited edition print made on an old Plotter Machine, whereby motors draw a pen across the surface of a sheet of paper, taking commands from a software program. The result is distinct from an inkjet or laser-print. Surprisingly, given the robotic-like means of which it is made, it retains the hand-made feel of a painstakingly precise sketch.

Arcangel has chosen the image of a racing motorcycle for this new print, which is individually finished by hand in colour. The drawing is called Ducati (2014) and reflects on Hamilton's installation Man, Machine and Motion (1955) which comprises of photographic images of man at speed, height and depth – in cars, planes and underwater. Arcangel says that the sports bike is a reflection of the 'speed and style' that he sees in the work of Richard Hamilton.

about Cory Arcangel

Cory Arcangel is a post-conceptual artist most known for bringing his use of coding, obsolete hardware, hacker sensibilities and consumer software into the realm of the gallery. Ever since his work Super Mario Clouds (2002) was posted on YouTube, he has been recognized as one of the most interesting artists today making use of new digital technology and exploring it's relationship with pop culture.

Cory Arcangel is the youngest artist since Bruce Nauman to have been given a full floor solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Other major solo exhibitions include GAMeC, Bergamo; MoMA PS1, New York; and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. His work has been shown in several group exhibitions, including shows at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; MoMA, New York; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Arcangel's work is also represented in many important public collections, such as MoMA, New York; Tate Collection, London; and Whitney Museum, New York.

Cory Arcangel is represented by the following galleries;
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Lisson Gallery, London / Milan / New York

team gallery, New York

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris / Salzburg

You can also find more works by Cory Arcangel on his own website.

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