Sunday, November 13, 2016

Christian Marclay | Untitled (Record Without A Groove)

Christian Marclay
Untitled (Record Without A Groove)
Geneva, Switzerland, Ecart Editions, 1987
12" Vinyl
Edition of 50 signed and numbered copies

Released two years after Marclay's debut release Record Without A Cover, and two years before the breakthrough Footsteps, Untitled (Record Without a Groove) is the ultimate Marclay fetish item: a grooveless black vinyl record housed in a deluxe black suede bag. The bag is printed with gold lettering that reads "Christian Marclay Ecart Editions Geneva New York 1987”. Ecart Editions was formed in 1973 by artist and dealer John Armleder. The box seen pictured above is not part of the edition. 

"In mint condition it reportedly sounds a lot like a Coil B-side."
- Craig Dworkin, 2009

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