CATALOGUES-ERRATA proposes a new reading
of the auctions art catalogue. It is composed by PAGES,
FOLDER CARDS, SHEETS and GRAPHICS.
The catalogue is a list or a number of classified objects
according to either kind of proximity; in this case this one
is examined through a perspective that proposes to reinterpret
the given information. This takes place by means of the creation
of a pattern and it is taking like departure
point indicating rules from the art market system. The pattern
is created on the sale average price*.
These numerical values of prices are transferred to values
in centimeters, and it produces a sort of CANNON.
artworks pictures in the original catalogues are submitted
to this CANNON, it creates a new code of
representation with changes that are demonstrated in expansion
or contraction processes (by its horizontal coordinate) according
to exceeds or depreciates this sale average price.
PAGES are second versions of pages from the
Sotheby´s and Christie´s catalogue. The changes
just are produced by these economics variables that alter
the dimension of the images and by consequence the wide one
of some pages. The FOLDER CARDS, GRAPHICS
and SHEETS complete the process
of codes displacement of the perceptual changes.
* On the base of total annual 2008 sale average price on Contemporary
Art and Post-War Departaments, Christie´s and Sotheby´s
Art Auction Sotheby´s catalogues 2008
Graphic Sale 2008