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Angus Fairhurst

PROPOSAL FOR A PUBLIC PLACE (FROM IN THE DARKEST HOUR THERE MAY BE LIGHT PORTFOLIO), 2006

Screenprint in colours on wove paper
11 3/5 × 16 1/2 in
29.5 × 42 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
£500
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About the work
Medium
Print
Condition
No apparent condition issues
Signature
Signed, dated, inscribed and numbered in pencil verso
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
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Publisher
Co-published by the Serpentine Gallery and Other Criteria
Angus Fairhurst
English, 1966–2008
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Angus Fairhurst was a quiet member of the Young British Artists (YBA), the late 1980s movement typically associated with the flash and notoriety of artists Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. Fairhurst, a classmate, close friend, and influencer of Hirst, was instrumental in organizing the “Freeze” exhibition of 1988, which launched the YBAs and shaped the ensuing decades in British contemporary art. Fairhurst’s conceptual work—which includes sculpture, painting, performance, photography, video, music, printmaking, drawing, and collage—is marked by an anti-establishment sense of humor. In a 1991 commentary on the self-referential qualities of the art world, Fairhurst staged a performance titled Gallery Connections; he connected the phones of London’s premiere contemporary art dealers so that they could only talk to each other. Fairhurst is best known for the recurring motif of gorillas in his work across media.

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About the work
Medium
Print
Condition
No apparent condition issues
Signature
Signed, dated, inscribed and numbered in pencil verso
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Co-published by the Serpentine Gallery and Other Criteria
Angus Fairhurst
English, 1966–2008
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Angus Fairhurst was a quiet member of the Young British Artists (YBA), the late 1980s movement typically associated with the flash and notoriety of artists Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. Fairhurst, a classmate, close friend, and influencer of Hirst, was instrumental in organizing the “Freeze” exhibition of 1988, which launched the YBAs and shaped the ensuing decades in British contemporary art. Fairhurst’s conceptual work—which includes sculpture, painting, performance, photography, video, music, printmaking, drawing, and collage—is marked by an anti-establishment sense of humor. In a 1991 commentary on the self-referential qualities of the art world, Fairhurst staged a performance titled Gallery Connections; he connected the phones of London’s premiere contemporary art dealers so that they could only talk to each other. Fairhurst is best known for the recurring motif of gorillas in his work across media.

Angus Fairhurst

PROPOSAL FOR A PUBLIC PLACE (FROM IN THE DARKEST HOUR THERE MAY BE LIGHT PORTFOLIO), 2006

Screenprint in colours on wove paper
11 3/5 × 16 1/2 in
29.5 × 42 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
£500
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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