Fondation Beyeler Summer Night’s Gala: A Benefit Auction for Fondation Beyeler 2018
15 September, 2018
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Tacita Dean
GAETA (fifty photographs plus one), 2015

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GAETA (fifty photographs plus one), 2015, No. 7  

Hand-C-Print on matte paper, mounted on paper

30 × 45 cm (11 4/5 × 17 1/3 in)

Framed: 34.8 × 49.8 × 4 cm (13 2/3 × 19 3/5 × 1 3/5 in)

Edition: 4 out of 4

Provenance: donated by the artist and Frith Street Gallery

Estimate: CHF 15’000 – 20000



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GAETA (fifty photographs plus one), 2015, No. 25

Hand-C-Print on matte paper, mounted on paper

30 × 45 cm (11 4/5 × 17 1/3 in)

Framed: 34.8 × 49.8 × 4 cm (13 2/3 × 19 3/5 × 1 3/5 in)

Edition: 4 out of 4

Provenance: donated by the artist and Frith Street Gallery

Estimate: CHF 15’000 – 20000


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lot description

Artists and thinkers of renown are a favourite subject of hers, especially in her film and photography. One of her film portraits is dedicated to American artist Cy Twombly. Following her visit to Twombly’s home and studio in the Italian coastal city of Gaeta in 2008, she produced a series of photographs entitled GAETA.


Both photographs are close-ups of Twombly’s living and working environment, of catalogues and doodles on lists of works amid variously shaped stones, here serving as paperweights. What follows is an intimate glimpse of Twombly’s life in Gaeta three years before his death. GAETA is thus more than just a series of fifty-one sensitive still-lifes, since the images also function as a portrait of an artist, which at the same time visualises time and transience very vividly.

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artist biography

The wide-ranging work of British artist Tacita Dean (born 1965 in Canterbury) comprises her outstanding film work and large, in part monumental, blackboard drawings as well as photographs and small-format works on paper.

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