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Lot 104: Jake and Dinos Chapman (b. 1966 and b. 1962)

Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale

by Christie's

July 1, 2009

London, United Kingdom

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Description: Jake and Dinos Chapman (b. 1966 and b. 1962)
Zygotic
fibreglass, resin, paint, wigs and shoes
67 x 39 x 47in. (170.2 x 99.1 x 119.4cm.)
Executed in 1997

Notes: Artist's Resale Right ("droit de Suite"). If the Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer also agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium
"What has attracted the most attention has been Jake and Dinos Chapman's strategy of an ever more audacious manipulation of commercial mannequins to present a perverted, post-Freudian playground where anything seems possible. Sometimes disturbing, often plain daft, 'Chapmanworld' (as they called their first major public exhibition at the ICA in 1996), is an amoral bio-mayhem where genetic engineering has gone horribly wrong"
(L. Buck, Moving Target's: A User's Guide to British Art Now, London 1997, p. 72).

Provenance: Victoria Miro Gallery, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1997.

Literature: L. Buck, Moving Target's: A User's Guide to British Art Now, London 1997 (illustrated, p. 72).

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