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  • Provenance

    Kanransha Gallery, Tokyo
    Private Collection (acquired from the above circa 1986)
    Christie's, London, 1 July 2008, lot 317
    Private Collection, Switzerland

  • Exhibited

    Tokyo, Kanransha Gallery, Gilbert & George, September 1981

  • Literature

    Gilbert & George: The Complete Pictures 1971-1985, exh. cat., CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, 1986 (illustrated, p. 141)
    Kanransha 1980-1992, Tokyo, 1992 (illustrated, p. 13)
    Rudi Fuchs, ed., Gilbert & George: The Complete Pictures 1971 - 2005, vol. I, London, 2007, pp. 315, 617 (illustrated, p. 315)

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Lion

signed, titled and dated '"LION" Gilbert and George 1980' lower right
hand-dyed gelatin silver prints, in artists' frames, in 4 parts
each 60.5 x 50.5 cm (23 7/8 x 19 7/8 in.)
overall 121 x 101 cm (47 5/8 x 39 3/4 in.)

Executed in 1980.

Estimate
£40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for £75,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 4 October 2018