Henry Codax, Installation view
Henry Codax, Installation view
Henry Codax, Installation view
Henry Codax
Installation view

Henry Codax

November 1 – December 6, 2014
FAHRBEREITSCHAFT, Berlin

Opening: November 1, 2014, 7 – 9 pm

the works of henry codax, shown in garage 50, are monochrome paintings barely revealing their painterly traces. no information about the identity of the artist is known. the artwork is not signed, and purchasers of henry codax works receive a certificate by the gallery confirming that each is an original by the artist. the dimensions are standardized – we showed works that are 7 by 7 feet in size, hence measuring 2.14 by 2.14 meters. within the framework of this exhibition, works by henry codax were shown for the first time in germany. previously, his artwork was on view at the following galleries: martos gallery, new york; michael thibault gallery, los angeles; gavin brown’s enterprise, new york; triple v gallery, paris; office baroque, brussels; carriage trade, new york; galerie susanna kulli, zurich.
henry codax’s oeuvre raises questions of authorship. it probes issues related to the identifiability of artist and oeuvre, and thus also to its value. along with related discussions in the press and on the internet, we have always been very interested in exploring such topics. ah

Henry Codax, Installation view
Henry Codax, Installation view
Henry Codax, Installation view
Henry Codax
Installation view
Henry Codax, Installation view
Henry Codax, Installation view
Henry Codax, Installation view
Henry Codax
Installation view

List of works

Henry Codax
untitled (Black), 2014, courtesy Haubrok Foundation, Berlin

Henry Codax
untitled (Gold), 2014, courtesy Martos Gallery, New York

Henry Codax
untitled (Grey), 2014, courtesy Martos Gallery, New York

Henry Codax
untitled (Magenta), 2014, courtesy Martos Gallery, New York

Henry Codax
untitled (Orange), 2014, courtesy Martos Gallery, New York

Henry Codax
untitled (Red), 2014, courtesy Martos Gallery, New York

Henry Codax
untitled (Silver), 2014, courtesy Martos Gallery, New York

Henry Codax
untitled (Teal), 2014, courtesy Martos Gallery, New York

Henry Codax
untitled (Turquoise), 2014, courtesy Martos Gallery, New York