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    Sale 11908

    First Open | Editions

    27 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 89

    Tracey Emin (b. 1963)

    Birds 2012

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    Tracey Emin (b. 1963)
    Birds 2012
    lithograph in blue, 2011, on wove paper, signed, dated and titled in pencil, numbered 233/300 (there were also thirty artist's proofs), published by Counter Editions, London, apparently in very good condition, unexamined out of the frame
    Image 645 x 490 mm., Sheet 760 x 601 mm.


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    Emin's work is recognised for her compassion and wit, and in Birds 2012 she shares her feelings and beliefs through creating what she describes as a ‘love letter’. This print depicts a line drawing in blue ink of two birds appearing to kiss beneath the words, ‘you inspire me with your determination And I love you’. Emin dedicated it to the values of strength and determination motivated by the Paralympics. The birds, a motif which Emin frequently uses, symbolise freedom, whilst the use of the text expresses personal thoughts and emotion. When combined, they emphasise and reflect upon the talented and inspiring Paralympics athletes who competed in the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

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    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.