Top
Mark, 2017

Print

Paper inscribed by the artist

19.68 x 13.78 x 1.18 in

50.0 x 35.0 x 3.0 cm

Edition of 50

Certificate of authenticity signed by the artist

PRICE: $666
PRICE:

    About The Work

    "The edition is a model of a work I realised in 2010 around London and documented as a film. I have scratched MARK into doll’s house brick wall paper. MARK is a verb, a noun, a proper name and the name I answer to." 

    ‘The idea of ‘marking’ objects with his own name would continue, and expand into the public realm. In MARK, produced over the summer of 2010, Wallinger’s self-conscious performance of self-centredness would absorb vast swathes of London, the city that has so regularly been a backdrop for his art. Across the capital, from Clapham Junction to Mayfair to Camden Town, and many points between – he recorded his chalking of the work ‘MARK’ within the parameters of single standard sized brick. The consistency of scale and the centring of this ‘MARK’ makes a deadpan vanishing point that sits still while, figuratively, the city changes about it. In a digitally rendered, photographic slideshow, 2,265 images appear every three seconds, over a span of nearly two hours. Within this comically affectless tagging was, once again, a performed attempt to ‘get a grip on things’ on small and large scales. Given that bricks are, as Wallinger says, ‘as ubiquitous as people’, those things might readily include oneself and one’s position in a larger scheme of things. If, as he suggests, ‘naming and numbering are in some kind of relationship at the limit of use or uselessness,’ there’s a fine line being walked here between controlling one’s environment and accepting how insignificant one is within it.’

    Martin Herbert, MARK – Thames and Hudson, 2011

    Courtesy of Camden Arts Centre

    About Mark Wallinger

    • Due to government lockdown, orders from UK-based partners may be delayed until further notice.
    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.
    • Questions about this work?
    • Interested in other works by this artist or other artists? We will source them for you.
    • Want to pay in installments?

    Contact an Artspace Advisor

    advisor@artspace.com


    DISCOVER

    a treasure trove of fine art from the world's most renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. We offer exclusive works you can't find anywhere else.

    LEARN

    through exclusive content featuring art news, collecting guides, and interviews with artists, dealers, collectors, curators and influencers.

    BUY

    authentic artworks from across the globe. Collecting with us means you're helping to sustain creative culture and supporting organizations that are making the world a better place.

    CONNECT

    with our art advisors for buying advice or to help you find the art that's perfect for you. We have the resources to find works that suit your needs.

    INSIDER ACCESS TO THE WORLD'S BEST ART

    Artspace offers you authentic, exclusive works from world-renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. Collecting with us helps support creative culture while bringing you art news, interviews and access to global art resources.

    • COLLECT FROM 300+ GALLERIES & MUSEUMS