Lot 31
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Shaw, George

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  • Shaw, George
  • The "First Editions: Re-covered" copy of:
  • book with new dust-jacket
Lawrence, D.H. Sons and Lovers. Duckworth, 1913, 8vo, FIRST EDITION, 20pp. publisher's catalogue at end, original blue cloth lettered in gilt, some spotting, abrasion to front fixed endpaper, binding slightly worn

WITH AN ORIGINAL DUST-JACKET BY GEORGE SHAW, 190 by 427mm., pencil and watercolour, signed and dated by the artist ("G Shaw Sept 2017")

Catalogue Note

George Shaw is a leading contemporary artist who was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2011. Renowned for his highly detailed approach and suburban subject matter, he was Associate Artist at the National Gallery 2014-2016.

“I read this book when I was at school. It’s perfect reading for the adolescent young man struggling with his artistic ambitions, domestic mediocrity, the working class environment and not getting your leg over. It read like a documentary of my life up until I left home… I think it is stories like these that root such fancies within the real world that have shown me that it is possible to make our own rich journey through this strangeness that is life.”