Antigone (offset), 2021


Offset lithograph on Archival Offset Igepa Pure 250 gsm

12.80 x 29.53 in

32.5 x 75.0 cm

Edition of 12

This work is signed and numbered by the artist on verso (right print only)

PRICE: $7,458

12.80 x 29.53 in

32.5 x 75.0 cm

Edition of 12


    About The Work

    The eight offset lithograph diptychs of Dean’s Antigone (offset), 2021, are stills from her 2018 double projection 35mm Cinemascope film Antigone. The starting point for the project was Antigone, not only a central figure of mythology but also the name of Dean’s older sister and therefore closely related to the artist’s own story.

    In Antigone, Dean creates a multi-layered visual tale around the concept of blindness, rooted in the destiny of Antigone’s father/brother Oedipus, who blinds himself after unwittingly killing his father and marrying his own mother. The film is structured around a solar eclipse as a symbol of nature’s blindness and features writer and poet Anne Carson and actor Stephen Dillane, performing the blinded Oedipus.

    ‘So Antigone was instructed by blindness: my own creative blindness, the blindness of Oedipus and the cosmic blindness found in nature in the form of the total eclipse of the sun.’—Tacita Dean

    About Tacita Dean

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    • Available as a diptych only | The quoted dimensions are for the paper size of each print
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