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Dexter Dalwood

White Flag

Lot Closed

July 21, 05:32 PM GMT


30,000 - 50,000 USD

Lot Details


Dexter Dalwood

b. 1960

White Flag

signed and dated 2010 on the reverse; titled and dated 2010 on the strainer bar

oil on canvas

78¾ by 98⅜ in. (200 by 249.9 cm.)

Gagosian Gallery, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner in November 2010

Charlotte Higgins, 'Turner prize puts Iraq horror centre stage," The Guardian, 4 October 2010, n.p.

“The new work, by Dexter Dalwood, is titled White Flag, a reference to the famous Jasper Johns painting of the same name. In fact, the American artist's whited-out stars and stripes are transformed into a forbidding blank wall in Dalwood's picture…Part of the imagery in the painting is derived from a video game...called Six Days In Fallujah, which aimed to recreate the notorious 2004 Iraq war battle from the point of view of a US marine...Dalwood's unpeopled, meticulously researched paintings are, according to Turner prize exhibition co-curator Katherine Stout, “visual testaments to individual moments in history" – a kind of modern equivalent of the grand history paintings of the 19th century, but packed with references and direct quotes from art of the past, and are "evoking a feeling," rather than providing a direct narrative.”

- Charlotte Higgins, ‘Turner Prize Puts Iraq Horror Centre Stage," The Guardian, 4 October 2010, n.p.