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    lot 284 — Andrew Gilbert, 11th Hussar - 25th October 1854 - Crimea (2019)

unsold in slot Phosphenes, Flies and other Dots in auction Chapter 3
Concluded. 2021/9/4, 3 pm to 6 pm
auction finished. artworks are no longer visible for licensing reasons.

minimum price   4.900 €
price estimate   5.800 €

size   39 1/3 x 27 2/3 inch
edition   Unique
signature   Signed
provenience   Galerie Kai Erdmann
condition   Perfect
technique   Watercolour, acrylic & pen on paper

The work of Scottish-born artist Andrew Gilberts testifies to the critical examination of British colonial history, the British Empire’s claim to power and self-image, and the absurdity of war and violence in general. In the process, references to real historical events, as in the title of his work 11th Hussar - 25th October 1854 - Crimea, reach far beyond the concrete historical context. "His method is reincarnation. By slipping into the role of a British major or general in his artistic work, incorporating foreign identities and appearing himself as a real or fictitious figure, he succeeds in projecting history into the present" (Zdenek Felix).

Andrew Gilbert, born 1980 in Scotland lives and works in Berlin. His works are exhibited internationally and in various institutions, including the Overbeck Society, Lübeck and the National Museum Berlin. Since 2020 he is a visiting professor at the University of Fine Arts Hamburg.

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