Thierry de Cordier (b. 1954)

Lot 164: Thierry de Cordier: Talking to the Alps before cutting his tongue

Adams Amsterdam Auctions

December 13, 2016
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description: CORDIER, Thierry De (Belgian 1954). Le discours alpin [the Alpine discourse], 1987. Screen print on wove paper, inscribed in pencil: 'J’ai décidé de couper ma langue... [I decided to cut my tongue...]', signed, located, dated and numbered 'Th De Cordier Gand A.V.O. 1987 9/40' (lower centre), titled and dated on the screen (lower centre in the image); framed behind glass. Good condition.
Dimensions: Image size 42 x 26 cm., frame size 92.5 x 66 cm.
Artist or Maker: CORDIER, Thierry De (Belgian 1954).
Provenance: Private collection; Galerie van Esch, Eindhoven
Very nice copy of this self-portrait. The text "I decided to cut my tongue..." is completely in line with the image and the philosophy of the artist (no communication possible), whereas the copy in the MuHKA e.g. reads "I decided to change the world...".
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