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Gilbert and George

Swear

Gilbert and George

Gilbert and George

Swear

Swear

Authenticity guarantee

What is guaranteed?

Gilbert and George

b. 1943 and b. 1942

Swear


signed Gilbert & George, titled Swear and dated 1985; each titled Swear and numbered (on the backing board) 

hand-dyed gelatin silver prints in artists' frames, in 24 parts 

each: 60.5 by 50.2 cm. 23⅞ by 19⅞ in.

overall: 241.3 by 302.3 cm. 95 by 119 in.

Executed in 1985. 


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吉爾伯特與喬治

分別生於1943及1942年

《咒罵/立誓》


款識:藝術家簽名 Gilbert & George、書題目 Swear 並紀年1985;每幅均書題目 Swear 並標記數字(背板)

手染銀鹽相紙錶於藝術家自選框,分24部分

每幅:60.5 x 50.2 公分;23 ⅞ x 19 ⅞ 英寸

整體:241.3 x 302.3 公分;95 x 119 英寸

1985年作

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Private Collection, New York

Zwirner and Wirth, New York

Private Collection, Europe (acquired directly from the above in 2004)

Sotheby’s London, 13 October 2011, lot 38 (consigned by the above) 

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Rudi Fuchs, Gilbert & George, The Complete Pictures 1971-2005, Vol. 1: 1971-1988, London, 2007, pp. 521 (installation view at Sonnabend Gallery, New York, 1985) and 525, illustrated in colour

Hans Ulrich Obrist and Inigo Philbrick, Eds., Gilbert & George: Art Titles 1969 – 2010, Cologne, 2011, p. 72 (text)

New York, Sonnabend Gallery, New Moral Works, 1985 

Bordeaux, CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain; Basel, Kunsthalle Basel; Brussels, Palais des Beaux Arts; Madrid, Palacio de Velázquez; Munich, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus; London, Hayward Gallery, Gilbert & George, The Complete Pictures 1971-1985, May 1986 – September 1987, n.p. (installation view at Sonnabend Gallery, New York, 1985) and p. 251, illustrated in colour