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  • Dexter Dalwood’s startling and enigmatic paintings celebrate and push the medium’s boundaries of memory and communication. Heaven was unveiled at 'London Paintings', Dalwood's first exhibition at Simon Lee Gallery, London in 2015. Presenting the viewer with new and unexpected narratives in the settings of a familiar and iconic city, specific sites are reconstructed from fragments of memories, cultural and political histories, and past depictions of the city. The resulting image re-invents contemporary history painting, bridging interpretations of the past, present and that which has yet to happen.


    In 2010 Dexter Dalwood was shortlisted for the Turner Prize. Represented by Gagosian, his work can be found in distinguished public collections, including the Tate and the Saatchi Gallery. 


    Installation view of London Paintings at Simon Lee Gallery, London in 2015
    Installation view of London Paintings at Simon Lee Gallery, London in 2015
    • Provenance

      Gagosian, London
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      London, Simon Lee Gallery, Dexter Dalwood: London Paintings, 18 November 2014 - 24 January 2015



signed and dated 'Dexter Dalwood 2012' on the reverse; further titled and dated '"Heaven" 2012' on the stretcher
oil on canvas
100.2 x 92.2 cm. (39 1/2 x 36 1/4 in.)
Painted in 2012.

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HK$120,000 - 180,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 4 December 2020