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|minimum price || 4.900 €|
|price estimate || 5.800 €|
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).
|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|
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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