Gilbert & George - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Saturday, June 28, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/Salzburg

  • Literature

    Gilbert & George, The Complete Pictures 1971-2005, Volume 2, 1988-2005, London, 2007, p.1063 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    "Art for all" is the belief that underpins Gilbert & George's art. Their trademark format is the large grid, a square or rectangular picture broken into sections that becomes a unified field of signs and images." (Taken from
    "Gilbert & George place themselves, their thoughts and their feelings at the centre of their art, and almost all of the images they use are gathered within walking distance of their home in London's East End. Yet their pictures capture a broad human experience, encompassing an astonishing range of emotions and themes, from rural idylls to gritty images of a decaying London; from fantastical brightly-coloured panoramas to raw examinations of humanity stripped bare; from sex advertisements to religious fundamentalism." (Taken from


Seventeen Haunts

Hand-dyed gelatin silver prints in 24 parts.
Each: 71 x 81.5 cm (28 x 32 in). Overall: 284.5 x 508 cm. (112 x 200 in).

Signed, titled and dated ‘Gilbert & George Seventeen Haunts 2003' lower right of the lower right photograph.

£250,000 - 350,000 

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

29 June 2008, 5pm