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Pink Elephants. Nos. 1 - 8. (Complete set)

Gilbert & George

London. Art for All. 1973
The complete set of Gilbert & George's 'Pink Elephants' postal sculpture.

The series contains two of each of the following titles: London Dry, The Major Port, Dom Perignon, and Bristol Cream, however each of cards has a different photographic image on its front. The printed texts inside each card reflect the artists' famous states of inebriation.

[Die Sammlung Marzona in der Kunstbibliothek pg.120; Gilbert & George 1968 to 1980, pp. 128 - 129].
8vo. (202 x 127 mm). 8 cards, each 202 x 127 mm (folded) and with a photograph illustration on the upper cover and short printed text within the card, each signed by the artists in red ink. Only one of the original G & G postal envelopes is present, with the artist's red stamp 'Pink Elephants' and a small drawing of a wine glass to the front, and with the red 'GG' stamp to the rear.
#47538

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