66 DEAD 4/5 Leafed Clovers
Type of work
Silver gelatin print, 50 x 35 cm./ 20 x 13 inches, edition 45, signed and numbered, 2008
Including a special edition of the book Tacita Dean Contemporary Artists Series that is beautifully bound and individually signed and numbered.
'On a French exchange, when I was about 13, I was staying in a village I remember being called Pontchateau. My exchange family were pork butchers! One day, I found a whole crop of 4 and 5 leafed clovers in the garden. I had already been collecting them since the age of 8. I picked them all and carefully took them to my room to press them, but was told we had to leave so I put them all in a glass of water. When I returned some hours later, the mother of my French exchange, Mme Morand, had thrown out the water and put the clovers in the bin. I pulled out the clovers but they were already dried and dead so I put them in that envelope which still remains to this day with my clover collection'. - Tacita Dean