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TACITA DEAN

 

Untitled, series of 8 pockets, 100% silk, each 13.5 x 9 cm. /5.3 x 3.5 inches, edition 160, hand signed and numbered certificate of authenticity by the artist, 2016. Presented in a wooden box 66 x 31 x 2.5 cm. /30 x 12 x 1 inches.
€ 450,- set of 8 pockets

 

 

  

 

 

 

This special edition of 8 pockets in silk is inspired from the stills of Dean’s film Buon Fresco. The images are details of the cycle of frescos by Giotto di Bondone, first Renaissance painter, that portrait the life of Saint Francis D’Assisi in 1296.

 

Buon Fresco - Special edition, cover 4C printed on frayed Japanese linen, each signed and numbered [1/100-100/100] by Tacita Dean on the inside front cover. Housed in a handmade slipcase, including a unique inkjet print on archival Hahnemuehle photorag paper, 34.7 x 36.5 cm. /13.7 x 14.4 inches, signed by Tacita Dean ‘unique’, 2016. The 100 prints are randomly allocated and can not be selected.

€ 850,-

 

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a unique inkjet print on archival Hahnemuehle photorag paper

 

a unique inkjet print on archival Hahnemuehle photorag paper

 

a unique inkjet print on archival Hahnemuehle photorag paper

 

a unique inkjet print on archival Hahnemuehle photorag paper

 

a unique inkjet print on archival Hahnemuehle photorag paper

 

a unique inkjet print on archival Hahnemuehle photorag paper

 

a unique inkjet print on archival Hahnemuehle photorag paper

 

 

St Francis of Assisi was the saint who humanised sainthood. He was a man with an ordinary body and ordinary desires. As Tacita Dean writes, 'He rolled naked in the snow to quell his urges and trod the land on paths and roads that are still wending their way through the hills and forests of Umbria today…. His concerns are contemporary: his love of the earth is ecology, his care for its creatures, animal welfare, and his understanding of his fellow humanity is modern-day social science. He is the saint whom mankind can realistically aspire to emulate, because his humanness, his humanity lies just within our mortal reach.'

In her work, Buon Fresco, 2014, Dean filmed details of Giotto's frescos in the Upper Basilica in Assisi using a macro lens, in order, she said, to have the perspective of the artist himself. Giotto humanised the depiction of people in painting in a parallel way to St Francis's humanising of sainthood, and this moment, when the radical artist depicted the radical saint is an extremely important juncture in the history of art. Frescoes are meant to be seen from a distance, so this book provides a revelatory view of the minutiae and sophistication of Giotto's brushstrokes, which at times anticipates the future canon of mark marking in Western painting.

Lord Byron Died, set of 6 gelatin prints, each 40 x 60 cm., edition 33, signed and numbered with certificate, 2003
€ 3500,-
 
 
66 DEAD 4/5 leafed clovers, silver gelatin print on fibre paper, paper size 35 x 50 cm. /13.8 x 19.7 inches, image size 29.5 x 43.4 cm. /11.6 x 17 inches, box 52 x 37 cm. /20.5 x 14.5 inches, edition 45, signed and numbered, 2008
€ 1100,- (including a special edition of the book Tacita Dean Contemporary Artists Series that is beautifully bound and individually signed and numbered)
 
 
 
"On a French exchange, when I was about 13, I was staying in a village I remember being called Pontchateau. My exchange family were pork butchers! One day, I found a whole crop of 4 and 5 leafed clovers in the garden. I had already been collecting them since the age of 8. I picked them all and carefully took them to my room to press them, but was told we had to leave so I put them all in a glass of water. When I returned some hours later, the mother of my French exchange, Mme Morand, had thrown out the water and put the clovers in the bin. I pulled out the clovers but they were already dried and dead so I put them in that envelope which still remains to this day with my clover collection". - Tacita Dean

TACITA DEAN in collaboration with TEXT OF LIGHT (Lee Ranaldo, Alan Light, William Hooker, Ulrich Krieger, DJ Olive). 

 

TACITA DEAN

Text of Light, colourphotograph (of alabaster) with a handmade white paint drawing (so every work is unique), 30 x 30 cm., edition 100, signed, numbered and dated, 2004

 

TEXT OF LIGHT

A. 052202 Tonic

B. 020103 RAW

please contact gallery for price

 

 

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Notice: every release contains a 12” record & an art edition and is limited to 100 copies. The intention is to let musicians and artists (in)directly collaborate. The result is a true audiovisual experience from some of the most exciting contemporary artists and musicians of today.

 

Wasp, digital print (framed), 30.3 x 40.6 cm. /11.9 x 16 inches, edition 90, signed and numbered, 2000
€ 845,-

 

 

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We can offer several other works (photogravures) by TACITA DEAN. About these works: please contact us for images, availability, prices and other information.

 

TACITA DEAN + BORIS MIKHAILOV

 

Untitled, set of 2 inkjet print cut-outs on Archival Fibre Rag paper, framed size 54.4 x 39.4 cm. /21.4 x 15.5 inches, edition 15, signed and nubered by both artists, 2013

€ 3550,-

 

 

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