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Gilbert and George
B. 1943 AND B. 1942
STAGGERING
gelatin silver print, in 10 parts
21.5 by 16.5 cm. 8 1/2 by 6 1/2 in.
Executed in 1972.
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Provenance

Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Private Collection 
Sotheby's, London, 30 November 1995, Lot 241
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Bordeaux, CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux; Basel, Kunsthalle Basel; Brussels, Palais des Beaux Arts; Madrid, Palacio de Velazquez, Parque del Retiro; Munich, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus; and London, Hayward Gallery, Gilbert & George, The Complete Pictures, 1971 - 1985, May 1986 - September 1987, n.p., illustrated

Literature

Rudi Fuchs, Ed., Gilbert & George, The Complete Pictures 1971 - 2005, Vol. 1: 1971 - 2005, London 2007, p. 122, illustrated 

Catalogue Note

"The grids are a natural part of making large photo-pieces. It is like a week has to be divided into day, for convenience. A house has to be made of bricks. You can’t make a house from one big brick. You cannot make a skyscraper with one enormous sheet of glass. Everything is in sections” (George cited in: Gilbert & George, Gilbert & George: The Complete Pictures 1971-1985, London 1997, p. 153).

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