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  • Provenance

    Massimo Martino Fine Arts + Projects, Lugano

  • Literature

    R. Fuchs, Gilbert & George: The Complete Pictures, Volume Two, London, 2007, p. 801 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Mix comes from The 1992 Pictures series – a body of work that addresses social and racial conflicts. Composed of four individual panels in a grid format, the work displays all the hallmarks of Gilbert and George's signature aesthetics, and is an outstanding example of the duo's daring vision. By confronting the viewer with a swirling explosion of psychedelic shapes and colours, the artists communicate a powerful sense of psychological angst. 
    "We have inside ourselves a lot of thoughts, feelings, desires, dreams, hopes, fears – many things inside. And we, as artists, have a great, burning ambitious need to tell these things and to put these things out of ourselves." (The artists, quoted in Robert Violette, ed., The Words of Gilbert & George, London, 1997, p. 158)

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MIX

1992
Four hand-dyed gelatin silver prints.
168.9 x 142.2 cm (66 1/2 x 56 in.)
Signed, titled and dated “MIX 1992 Gilbert + George” lower right.

Estimate
£60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for £73,250

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

29 June 2010
London