Linked to art world economics, this work takes a cue from the practice of placing orange dots under artworks that have been sold. Following the specific system used by the Royal Academy at their summer show, Blamey arranged 286 dots as a linear composition on a sheet of paper. The exact arrangement has been repeated to make an edition of 286. Each piece is sold for £286, or 286 denominations of whatever currency is used in the location of display. When the work is shown in a gallery or museum, dots indicating the number of previous sales are displayed under the framed work. When the edition eventually sells out, on the final occasion of its exhibition, someone at the gallery or museum will have to place 286 dots on the wall. The shape in which that person decides to arrange the dots will be copied exactly onto a new sheet of paper and re-editioned. In theory the project will continue ad infinitum. Hence the title: ‘Endless Supply’.
Stickers on paper
29.7 x 21 cm
Installation view Home From Home, Munich