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Throwing Dice

Throwing Dice
signed with the artist's initials 'B.S.' (lower right); signed, titled and dated '2016 BEN SLEDSENS "THROWING DICE"' (on the reverse)
oil, acrylic and spray paint on canvas
78 3/4 x 74 3/4in. (210.2 x 190cm.)
Executed in 2016
Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2016.
M. Sellink and K. Van Godtsenhoven, Ben Sledsens, Antwerp 2018, p. 153 (illustrated in colour, p. 59).
Antwerp, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Ben Sledsens: Pulling Ropes and Ringing Bells, 2016 (installation views illustrated in colour, unpaged; illustrated in colour, unpaged).
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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. This lot has been imported from outside of the UK for sale and placed under the Temporary Admission regime. Import VAT is payable at 5% on the hammer price. VAT at 20% will be added to the buyer’s premium but will not be shown separately on our invoice.
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Lot Essay

'My paintings are built up in a narrative with an open beginning and end. For me, it is very important that the viewer can compose his own story and recognize himself in the characters. The works seem to take place in an alternative universe, a kind of utopia, where fantasy collides with my daily life with a strong nod to certain elements and themes from art history. For my subjects I always look for things that I love and that inspire me, which makes my work very personal. I also like to play with certain archetypes, which I appropriate for myself and place within my universe and visual language.' BEN SLEDSENS

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