DescriptionCHRISTIAN MARCLAY (American, b. 1955)
Pigment print on Arches paper
48-3/4 x 43-1/4 inches (123.8 x 109.9 cm)
Signed, titled and numbered on the reverse
White Cube, London (label verso)
Private Collection, Illinois
London, White Cube, Christian Marclay, Crossfire, February 2 - March 10, 2007
Marclay created a group of prints made from onomatopoeic words that he has torn from comic books and collaged before scanning and reprinting them at a large scale. Onomatopoeic words, with their huge letters and strings of unbroken vowels, blaze across the page at decisive moments in every superhero's escapade, yet their forceful presence remains silent until interpreted and read aloud. Marclay treats these chunky words like objects, creating collages that emphasize the materiality of the paper and the ink of the original comic book. Removed from their narrative context, the words fizz with random violence and barely contained energy.
London, White Cube, press release, Christian Marclay, Crossfire, 2007
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