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Art House: The Collection of Chara Schreyer

Gilbert and George

Black Stare

Auction Closed

November 16, 11:16 PM GMT


250,000 - 350,000 USD

Lot Details


Art House: The Collection of Chara Schreyer

Gilbert and George

b. 1943 & b. 1942

Black Stare

gelatin silver print with glass cover on cardboard with black taped framed, in 31 parts

overall: 61 ½ by 45 ⅞ in.

156.2 by 116.5 cm.

Executed in 1973.

Sperone Gallery, Turin

Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London

Acquired from the above in June 1997 by the present owner 

Carter Ratcliff, Gilbert & George: The Complete Pictures, 1971-1985, New York, 1986, p. 48, illustrated

Wolf Jahn, The Art of Gilbert and George or An Aesthetic of Existence, London, 1989, pp. 106 and 276, p. 120, illustrated

Gilbert and George, Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Milan, 1996, p. 97, illustrated

Exh. Cat., Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, Gilbert & George, October 1997 - January 1998, illustrated in color

Rudi Fuchs, ed., Gilbert & George: The Complete Pictures 1971-2005, Vol. I, New York, 2007, pp. 17, 24, 26, 35, 48, 128, 131 and illustrated

Alisa Carroll, Art House: The Collaboration of Chara Schreyer & Gary Hutton, New York, 2016, pp. 101, 220, illustrated in color 

Douglas Fogle and Hannake Skerath, eds., Making Strange: The Chara Schreyer Collection, New York, 2021, p. 177, illustrated in color

Turin, Sperone Gallery, Gilbert and George New Decorative Works, June 1973

Eindhoven, Municipal Van Abbemuseum; Düsseldorf, Kunsthalle; Bern, Kunsthalle; Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou; London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Gilbert and George 1968 to 1980, November 1980 - July 1982, pp. 120-121, illustrated

Bordeaux, CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux; Kunsthalle Basel; Brussels, Palais des Beaux Arts; Madrid, Palacio de Velazquez, Parque del Retiro; Munich, Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus and London, Hayward Gallery, Gilbert and George: The Complete Pictures 1971-1985, May 1986 - September 1987

London, Tate Modern; Munich, Haus der Kunst and Turin, Castello di Rivoli, Gilbert & George Retrospective, February 2007 - January 2008, no. 17, p. 49, illustrated

Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, de Young Museum, Gilbert and George: Major Exhibition, February - May 2008