After a good thirteen years of collaboration, Michael Riedel draws a line under his work with his New York gallery and publishes their email correspondence spanning the period from 2004 to 2017 (preserved as EMLX files) in the form of banknotes. The forty-three graphic works this gives rise to—printed on original banknote paper in editions of 10,000 notes following the standard 5- to 500-euro formats—show the exchange of mails, whose ultimate intention was to sell works of art. Abstract recapitulates the many years of correspondence—with forty-three illustrations of the total of 45 million Riedels.
Michael Riedel, b. 1972 in Rüsselsheim, lives and works in Frankfurt am Main. He is professor for painting and graphic at Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig.