Stingel is also a theorist who cares to reveal his intentions to better demystify the role of the artist in the creation of art. Recovering a message without consistency from the crowd, he goes beyond the proto-writing of Twombly.
In 2012, his works have been finished in gold through a nickel layer on an electrolytic copper substrate. Gold exacerbates the trivial message of the anonymous crowd in this collective creation where the artist is now a foreman responsible for the choice of the final assembly. The slightly undulating surface brings contrasts of light.
An example 118 x 120 cm was sold for £ 840K including premium by Phillips on July 2, 2014.
The artwork for sale by the same auction house on May 14 in New York is more ambitious. It consists of a square of four panels 120 x 120 x 3.8 cm each of them entirely covered with many graffiti. It is estimated $ 4M, lot 10.