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    Sale 12245

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Auction

    7 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 280

    Sarah Lucas (b. 1962)

    Is Suicide Genetic?

    Price Realised  


    Sarah Lucas (b. 1962)
    Is Suicide Genetic?
    signed and dated 'SARAH LUCAS 1996/5' (lower right)
    19 ¾ x 15 ¾in. (50 x 40cm.)
    Executed in 1996, this work is number two from an edition of seventeen plus three artist’s proofs

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    White Cube.
    Private Collection, Germany.
    Anon. sale, Christie’s New York, 17 May 2000, lot 295.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.

    Pre-Lot Text



    E. Janus (ed.), Veronica’s Revenge: Contemporary Perspective on Photography, Zurich
    1998 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, p. 174).
    M. Collings, Sarah Lucas, London 2002 (another from the edition illustrated in
    colour, p. 17).
    Y. Dziewior and B. Ruf (eds.), Sarah Lucas Exhibitions and Catalogue Raisonné 1989-
    2005, Zurich 2005 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 136).