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Lot 307: Self Portrait

Post War & Contemporary Art Day Sale (Afternoon)

by Christie's

July 1, 2008

London, United Kingdom

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Description: Jenny Saville (b. 1970)
Self Portrait
oil, oil pastel and paper collage on paper
49 5/8 x 37 7/8in. (126.1 x 96.3cm.)
Executed in 1992

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 17.5% on the buyer's premium.
"For me it is about the flesh and trying to make paint behave in a way that flesh behaves. Using its material quality, which ranges from a stain to something thick and juicy. Trying to use the mark-making to communicate the way a female body behaves. It is not just about the sight of the body. It's about the feel, the touch and the smell of the body. It's not about the primacy of vision; it's about using paint, its materiality, in a way that can evoke tactility" (J. Saville, quoted in Territories, exh. cat., New York, Gagosian Gallery, 1999, p. 32).

Provenance: Compass Gallery, Glasgow.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1992.

Artist or Maker: Saville, Jenny (b. 1970)

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