This Looks Like That: Henry Codax Silver Paintings At Martos Gallery

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Remember how, when Christie's tried to sell a Henry Codax painting as being by Jacob Kassay and Olivier Mosset, Kassay issued a statement saying he had nothing to do with the painting, and his "name should not be associated with it"? I don't think Henry Codax got that memo. Because the new, silvery Codax paintings as Martos Gallery look like they're trying to give Kassay a big ol' hug.

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Installation shot of Jacob Kassay's 2013 show at The Kitchen titled, interestingly, Untitled (disambiguation)

For an artist who exists only in the pages of a crowdsourced novel, Codax sure keeps busy IRL. There have been multiple shows every year since 2011, and honestly, just look at this detailing; these paintings are not slapdash affairs:

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Clearly, Codax knows his way across the surface of a monochrome.

Henry Codax iridescent paintings, at Martos Gallery through Oct 4, 2014 [martosgallery]
Henry Codax at Shoot the Lobster at Gavin Brown

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