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GILLIAN WEARING | SIGNS THAT SAY WHAT YOU WANT THEM TO SAY AND NOT SIGNS THAT SAY WHAT SOMEONE ELSE WANTS YOU TO SAY (QUEER AND HAPPY)
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Property from an Important Corporate Art Collection

GILLIAN WEARING | SIGNS THAT SAY WHAT YOU WANT THEM TO SAY AND NOT SIGNS THAT SAY WHAT SOMEONE ELSE WANTS YOU TO SAY (QUEER AND HAPPY)

Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 USD

Property from an Important Corporate Art Collection

GILLIAN WEARING | SIGNS THAT SAY WHAT YOU WANT THEM TO SAY AND NOT SIGNS THAT SAY WHAT SOMEONE ELSE WANTS YOU TO SAY (QUEER AND HAPPY)

Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from an Important Corporate Art Collection

GILLIAN WEARING

b. 1963

SIGNS THAT SAY WHAT YOU WANT THEM TO SAY AND NOT SIGNS THAT SAY WHAT SOMEONE ELSE WANTS YOU TO SAY (QUEER AND HAPPY)


framed, James Cohan Gallery, New York, and Maureen Paley labels on the reverse

chromogenic print, flush-mounted

54½ x 36 in.; 138.4 x 91.4 cm

1992-93, this work is number 1 from an edition of 10, plus 1 artist's proof.

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Condition Report

While this chromogenic print has not been examined out of its frame, it appears to be in generally excellent condition. The colors remain bright and saturated, with no apparent fading. There are a few small deposits of original retouching in the background as well as the right shirtsleeve.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Maureen Paley, London

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007

Catalogue Note

One of the most prominent members of the Young British Artists, Gillian Wearing often explores the difference between the private self and the public persona in her photographic works. For this series, Wearing asked people on the street to write on a cardboard sign what they were thinking at that moment and then photographed them, often revealing deeply personal truths.

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