Fiona Banner (B. 1966)
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Fiona Banner (B. 1966)

Beagle Punctuation

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Fiona Banner (B. 1966)
Beagle Punctuation
signed with the artist’s initials, titled and dated ‘Beagle Punctuation 2013 F.B.’ (lower right)
neon bent by artist, wire, paper template and transformer in artist’s Perspex frame
28 ¾ x 20 7/8 x 5 7/8in. (73 x 53 x 15cm.)
Executed in 2013, this work is unique
Provenance
Donated by the Artist, Courtesy of Fiona Banner and Frith Street Gallery, London.
Special notice

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.
Post lot text
STUDENT AT GOLDSMITHS: 1992-1993

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Lot Essay

‘Snoopy represents “being” in its purest sense and form. The familiar contour of his form is totemic, reduced, almost a sign or a letter. In Beagle Punctuation the image of Snoopy’s face teeters on the edge of abstraction. Two neon question marks and a full stop blown by Banner herself conjure his unmistakable face. Beyond these punctuation marks, which seem to question language itself, lies the iconic cartoon’
(J. Pocock, in Snoopy Vs The Red Baron, exh. cat., Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, 2011, unpaged).

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