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    Sale 5884

    20th Century British Art

    15 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 110

    Colin Self (b. 1941)

    Indian Warrior

    Price Realised  


    Colin Self (b. 1941)
    Indian Warrior
    signed and dated 'Colin Self June 1970 - finished 24th Oct 1971.' (on the reverse)
    ballpoint pen
    10 x 13½ in. (25.4 x 34.3 cm.)
    Acquired directly from the artist.

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    The present work is affiliated to the Mortal Combat series. Works from this series could take the artist up to 12 weeks to complete. 'The Mortal Combat series of drawings deal with the theme of what Self has called, "moment of death" violence ... Above all, the subjects of these drawings are metaphors for the aggression and mutually destructive energies of humanity, and his childhood memories of World War II' (see Exhibition catalogue, Colin Self Art in the Nuclear Age, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, 2008, pp. 12 & 64).
    We are very grateful to Colin Self for his assistance cataloguing this lot.

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