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The Sadness in Our Art

Gilbert & George

London. Art For All. 1970, 4th Jul
An excellent example in the original envelope of one of the scarcest and most fragile of early Gilbert and George postal works.

Composed of two somewhat scratchy monochrome illustrations after photographs, together with the printed text from 'Underneath the Arches', on artificially aged paper. This paper has then been deliberately burnt by the artists. The sheet is dated '4th July 1970' and this example was sent out the following month; the stamp is franked '24 AUG / 1970'.

[Gilbert & George 1968 to 1980, pg. 80]
Folded sheet (370 x 250 mm when unfolded). Printed text with two monochrome illustrations and stamp in red ink with the GG emblem on patterned 'Art for All' paper recto only. Loose as issued in original envelope with titles and date to front in black and addressed to the recipient in black ink, addressed to recipient and with The Sadness in Our Art and the date and artists' names printed.
#47528

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