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    Sale 11960

    First Open | London

    14 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 106

    Charlie Billingham (B. 1984)

    Promenade 2

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    Charlie Billingham (B. 1984)
    Promenade 2
    signed, titled and dated 'Charlie Billingham Promenade 2 2012' (on the overlap)
    oil and acrylic on canvas
    39 ½ x 33 ¾in. (100.5 x 85.6cm.)
    Executed in 2012

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    Painted in 2012, Bum 8 and Promenade 2 encapsulate Charlie Billingham’s fascination with Regency-era illustrations. His works transform an array of eighteenth-century motifs - britches, waistcoats, powered wigs and plumed bonnets – into distinctive, repeated wallpaper-like patterns, set against brightly-coloured backgrounds. Whilst the original illustrations were often intended for satirical or political purposes, Billingham divorces them from their historical context, transforming them into ornamental, decorative fragments. Born in London in 1984, Billingham studied at Edinburgh College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools, London. Recent solo exhibitions include Scopophilia at Supportico Lopez, Berlin; Jam Standard at Brand New Gallery, Milan and Tender 2 The Sunshine room at OHWOW, Los Angeles.

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    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in 2012.


    London, Saatchi Gallery, New Order: British Art Today, 2013-2014 (illustrated in colour, unpaged).