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  • Provenance

    Cabinet Gallery, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2000

  • Literature

    Triumph of Painting, Saatchi Gallery, published by Jonathan Cape, 2005, p 322-333

  • Catalogue Essay

    In Depeche Mode Night, Lucy McKenzie paints a concert poster over an 'anonymous’ abstract painting. It’s a haunting reflection of glory days, when culture was a political tool: when painting was Marxist dogma, and songs by a synth-pop band became the anthems for an entire generation caught between anarchy and Thatcherism.

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Depeche Mode Night

1999
acrylic, oil on found canvas
154 x 118 cm (60 5/8 x 46 1/2 in.)

Estimate
£8,000 - 12,000 ♠ †

Sold for £8,125

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 16 October 2014 2pm