Lot 1 – Christian Marclay

Current highest bid: £2300.00

A huge thank you to Christian Marclay for donating 15 very collectable records that were produced at White Cube during his show there in 2015. All covers designed by Christian and he has signed the recordings that feature him.

(The Vinyl Factory / White Cube)

There's nothing more collectable than a series, particularly when every sleeve has been hand-screen printed to designs by Christian Marclay. Released in conjunction with the artist's solo show at White Cube in 2015, the series features performances from the world’s leading experimental musicians cut direct to disc in the gallery and pressed in editions of 300. The mobile pressing plant, The VF Press was on hand to produce the records, which are among the first to have ever been pressed live in a gallery.

Collectable in so far as you’ll need all fifteen to complete the series, here are records you could witness being performed and pressed for free before purchase.

Documents of a process of experimentation and improvisation, a number of specific releases also stand out, notably Thurston Moore’s collaboration with Christian Marclay, which rekindles a creative partnership first forged in the spaces of downtown NYC?s no wave scene in the early '80s.

And far from an anachronistic practice, the set’s emphasis on contemporary music also sees Mica Levi’s return to composition after her score to Jonathan Glazer’s Under The Skin won a BAFTA at the start of the year, and Ryoji Ikeda collaborate with Marclay on the final 12” of the series.


Online bidding ends at 11:59pm BST on 13th April 2020. There will no longer be a live room auction. We will contact anyone who has won on the 14th of April. Winners can either collect in person or have their item posted to them, though unfortunately due to the current situation we are unable to do this immediately. We will be in touch as soon as OTO is open again and we are able to post items or arrange a collection. Thank you.