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LUC TUYMANS
 
Healing Light, screenprint on vitreous enamel, size of the 3 panels: 85.5 x 63.3 x 2 cm, 50 x 40 x 2 cm, 37 x 40.5 x 2 cm. /33.7 x 24.9 x 0.8 inches, 19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inches, 14.6 x 15.9 x 0.8 inches, edition 30, signed, numbered and dated by the artist on the reverse, 2018
€ 23.000,-
 
 
  
 
Within, digital print mounted on dibond, paper size 27 x 21 cm. /10.6 x 8.3 inches, edition 70, signed and numbered, 2016
please contact gallery for price
 
 
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Isabel, Diorama, Scramble, Twenty Seventeen, a portfolio of 4 colour etchings, printed on Hahnemühle Bright White 300 gsm paper, paper size 80 x 66.5 cm. /31.5 x 26.2 inches, image size 23.5 x 19.8 cm. /9.3 x 7.8 inches (Isabel), 27 x 20 cm. /10.6 x 7.9 inches (Diorama), 23.5 x 20 cm. /9.3 x 7.9 inches (Scramble) and 20.4 x 20.4 cm. /8 x 8 inches (Twenty Seventeen), edition 20, each signed and numbered, 2017

€ 12.000,-

 
 
  
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Surrender, suite of 3 screenprints on BFK Rives 250grams paper in a portfolio, each 21 x 53.5 cm. /8 1/4 x 21 inches, edition 80, signed and numbered, 2014
€ 4000,-
 
 
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Surrender is a 3-part cycle of drawings executed in white and green pencil on black paper. It reprises the opening sequence of the 1968 film Twist of Sand. A former British naval officer turned smuggler is confronted with his past when he forced to return to treacherous waters near Angola along The Skeleton Coast in order to retrieve a batch of diamonds.

 

Memories of an incident during WWII of a search and destroy mission involving a German submarine in those waters, and the subsequent slaughter of its crew, haunt the former officer’s experience. It is best expressed in the dark images in the opening sequence of the film which show hovering lights appearing in the dark and the outline of the sailors slowly coming into view.

 

The drawings show the skeleton-like figures of the marines appearing on the (undefined) shore. At first it is a lone figure, holding a flag, then the group grows and is clearly seen waving in surrender. The final drawing captures the moment during which they are summarily mowed down. While some of the sailors are still waving in desperation, others are seen falling to the ground. The 3 stages of this execution of barely visible figures stalls a moment short of its completion. The scene of the aftermath is witheld, which enhances the impact of this act of utter decimation.

 

The series forms an exception in Luc Tuymans’ oeuvre in light of his usual reluctance to use black when painting. Here the grainy texture and black colour of the paper ground have been used to heighten the dramatic effect of the scene rendered faintly in rough, textured pencil strokes.

 

The silkscreen edition is built up of 3 colours: the black feels absolute and endless, printed as it is beyond the paper’s edges. The prints convey the grain of the pencil traces and also reproduce the vertical streaking drawn by the artist in the originals. Where the paper has been allowed to shine through, the white is particularly vibrant; in other areas the overlay of black, green and white creates additional tonalities.

 

Harbor, 8 part leporello, digital pigment print (Ditone) on 188 grams Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper, 32 x 200 cm. /12.6 x 78.7 inches, edition 75, signed and numbered by the artist, 2009

€ 1500,-

 

 

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Wenn der Frühling kommt, portfolio with 17 digital pigment prints on semi-transparant paper mounted on sheets of rag paper, 50 x 40 cm. /19 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches, edition 50, signed and numbered on colophon page, 2008

€ 4000,-

 

 

 
DEAD SKULL, artists' book with screenprint, artists' book 40 x 40 cm. /15.7 x 15.7 inches, 220 pages; screenprint paper size 40 x 40 cm. /15.7 x 15.7 inches, image size 17 x 17 cm. /6.7 x 6.7 inches, edition 60, signed and numbered, 2010
€ 2700,- artists' book + screenprint
€ 2200,- individual screenprint 
 
 
 
DEAD SKULL, artists' book + screenprint

DEAD SKULL, screenprint (detail)

 

The Worschipper, silkscreen, 29 x 25 cm. /11 3/8 x 9 7/8 inches, edition 100, signed and numbered, 2004
€ 4200,- (including a special edition of a monograph LUC TUYMANS that is beautifully bound and individually signed and numbered)
 
Altar, frame box with 3D-collaged digital print behind sand blasted opaque plexiglass, 60 x 80 x 5 cm., edition 50, signed and  numbered, 2002
€ 5000,-
 
 
Christopher Caudwell: Illusion and Reality (1937 (History of Literature), artists' book, 368 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm. /5.3 x 8.5 inches, with a signed and numbered Ex Libris (Ex Libris: offset print, 12 x 10 cm. /4.7 x 3.9 inches), edition 200, and with a screenprint, 47 x 37 cm. /18.5 x 14.6 inches, edition 50, signed and numbered, presented in a box, 2005
€ 3500,-
 
  

 

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