Various Artists - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Exhibited

    London, The British Council, Multiple Choice: Prints by Young British Artists, 1997 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    The Paragon Press, 1985-1996 pp. 46-51

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including works by Angus Fairhurst; Damien Hirst; Langlands & Bell; Michael Landy; Nicholas May; Marc Quinn; Marcus Taylor; Gavin Turk; Rachel Whiteread; and Craig Wood

    The London portfolio (and the subsequent five lots) comprise a plethora of dynamic images and multiples created by some of the leading Young British Artists, or YBAs, who came to prominence during the late 1980s, and who engendered a new and excitingly distinctive era of British art. The earliest, core members of the group attended Goldsmiths’ College, London receiving tutelage from Michael-Craig Martin, Richard Wentworth and others. The group rose to fame through a mixture of precocious talent and self-promotion, encouraged by the patronage of new collectors, particularly Charles Saatchi.

    The portfolios in lots 194 to 198 were created once the YBA’s reputation for independence, entrepreneurship, and unconventionality had already been cemented, and the works contained embody the playful and sometimes brash spirit of these artists. These lots demonstrate the influence of Marcel Duchamp in the prominence given to conceptual art, found objects, and unconventionally humorous interpretations of everyday life, whilst also the role of the viewer, and the ways in which art should be digested. Above all, the works in these portfolios embody and era marked by a complete openness towards the materials and processes with which art can be made, and the form it can take.



The complete portfolio of 11 prints comprising 10 screenprints (one laminated, and one with mould cut sections and varnish) and one blind embossed print, predominantly in colours, on various papers, the full sheets, with title page and colophon,
93.9 x 80.5 cm (36 7/8 x 31 3/4 in.)
all sheets signed and annotated 'VIII/XV' in pencil on the reverse (one of 25 artist's proofs, the edition was 65), published by The Paragon Press, London, the sheets loose (as issued) contained in the original black, buckram-covered wooden portfolio.

£5,000 - 7,000 

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 11 June 2015 2pm & 6pm