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  • Rivington Street Crocodile, Thierry Noir, 2013


    The present lot, entitled Rivington Street Crocodile (2013), is inspired by the mural painted overnight by Thierry Noir in February 2013 in the centre of London’s Shoreditch district along Rivington Street. In an area known for a fast turnover of public artworks, the mural stood for nine years, finally being painted over by another artist in 2022. Painted in Noir’s signature naive style in vivid colour, this image of a crocodile is a motif that Noir has often returned to in his work since his career began at the Berlin Wall. For Noir the crocodile represented a metaphor for the Wall itself. In Noir’s own words:

    “The wall was not just a painted concrete wall but a deadly machine, a sort of big crocodile ready to kill people at any time.” 
    —Thierry Noir


Rivington Street Crocodile

Screenprint in colours, on Somerset Textured paper, with full margins.
I. 56 x 56 cm (22 x 22 in.)
S. 60.1 x 60 cm (23 5/8 x 23 5/8 in.)

Signed, dated and annotated 'E/A' in pencil (an artist's proof, the edition was 50), published by Salted Prints, London, unframed.

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£2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for £1,905

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 21 - 22 September 2023