Modern and Contemporary Art

Timed Online Auction, 1 - 9 October 2023

Impression/Expression
  • Thijs Nel; And Alien Tears Will Fill for Him Pity's Long Broken Urn
  • Thijs Nel; And Alien Tears Will Fill for Him Pity's Long Broken Urn
  • Thijs Nel; And Alien Tears Will Fill for Him Pity's Long Broken Urn
  • Thijs Nel; And Alien Tears Will Fill for Him Pity's Long Broken Urn
  • Thijs Nel; And Alien Tears Will Fill for Him Pity's Long Broken Urn


Lot Estimate
ZAR 2 000 - 3 000
Location
Johannesburg
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About this Item

South African 1943-2020
And Alien Tears Will Fill for Him Pity's Long Broken Urn

signed, dated '80, numbered 87/100 in pencil and embossed with the Henri Deprest, Paris, chopmark in the margin; inscribed with the title in the print; signed by the printer and stamped with his authentication on the reverse

lithograph on paper
image size: 40 by 54cm; sheet size: 49,5 by 65cm, unframed

Notes

'And alien tears will fill for him pity's long broken urn. For his mourners will all be outcast men, and outcasts always mourn.' The lines come from Oscar Wilde's poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, written in 1897, and are inscribed as the epitaph on his tomb in Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris.

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