Not Vital - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    Not Vital executed these works using real symphony conductor batons. With the sounds of the chosen symphony blaring throughout the workshop, the artist dipped the tips of the conductor batons into the ink and actually conducted the symphony himself by drawing on the lithograph stone.

    Five of the six lithographs have been executed to the music of three Scandinavian composers:

    Sibelius, Finlandia, Opus 26

    Sibelius, Symphony No.5 in E flat major, Opus 82, Tempo molto moderato

    Grieg, Peer Gynt, Opus 23, In the Wedding Garden

    Grieg, Peer Gynt, Opus 23, Arabian Dance

    Carl Nielsen, Maskarade, Overture

    Five of the six lithographs have been printed in silver using four passes of the stone press. The sixth lithograph has been executed in silver and yellow using two passes of the stone press for each colour.


Dirigerer Sibelius, Grieg, Carl Nielsen

The complete portfolio of six lithographs, on Velin d'Arches paper, the full sheets,
122 x 82 x 1 cm (48 x 32 1/4 x 0 3/8 in.)
all signed, titled, dated '2004' and numbered 26/33 (there are also 5 artist proofs), co-published by World House Editions, South Orange, New Jersey, and Edition Copenhagen, Copenhagen, all in very good condition, contained in the original hand-made white linen-covered portfolio case.

£3,000 - 4,000 

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Evening & Day Editions

London 12 December 2013 2pm & 6pm