Birds

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  • Exhibited

    New York, Carolina Nitsch Project Room, Carsten Höller: Birds and Mushrooms, 27 Oct - 23 Dec, 2011 (another example exhibited)

  • Catalogue Essay

    A keen ornithologist with a doctorate in agricultural entomology, Höller has included live birds in previous installations such as Singing Canaries Mobile (2009), and with this series takes his experimentation one step further, producing photogravures of various songbirds, which the artist cross-bred himself. The resulting portraits appear almost anthropomorphic in their individual expressions, enhancing the singular nature of these creatures, who are destined to be both the first and last of their kind.

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Birds

2006
The complete set of 10 photogravures in colours, on Somerset paper, with full margins,
all I. 49.8 x 34 cm (19 5/8 x 13 3/8 in.)
all S. 75 x 58 cm (29 1/2 x 22 7/8 in.)

all signed, dated '2006' and numbered 15/24 in pencil, published by the artist and Niels Borch Jensen Verlag, Copenhagen and Berlin, all framed.

Estimate
£12,000 - 18,000 

sold for £15,000

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