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Lot 101: Philippe Bradshaw (1965-2005)

Est: £15,000 GBP - £20,000 GBP
Christie'sFebruary 12, 2010London, United Kingdom

Item Overview

Description

Philippe Bradshaw (1965-2005)
Untitled (Mr. Tooth Series)
anodized aluminium chains
120 7/8 x 100 7/8 x ¾in. (307 x 256 x 1.9cm)
Executed in 2002

Artist or Maker

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in 2002.

Notes

VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.
'We enjoy the cynical, the empty when we can overcome the icon, we enjoy being what we are: iconoclasts, breakers of images, in bondage' (Bradshaw, quoted in A. Dannatt, 'Philippe Bradshaw: Artist Whose Work Was 'Absolutely Mad,'' The Independent, 16 September 2005).

The life of Philippe Bradshaw, like his work, demonstrated an eccentricity more extreme than that of the average English artist and there was perhaps a genuinely dangerous pitch to his recklessness, his f-you panache, which stood out even amongst the loud antics of his peers those fabled YBA's or "Young British Artists". None of this diminishes the genuine shock and loss of his untimely death aged 39, nor the manner of his going, his body having been found in the Seine' (A. Dannatt, 'Philippe Bradshaw: Artist Whose Work Was 'Absolutely Mad,'' The Independent, 16 September 2005).

Auction Details

Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

by
Christie's
February 12, 2010, 02:00 PM GMT

8 King Street, St. James's, London, LDN, SW1Y 6QT, UK