Canto XXVIII/4: A House Divided

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Canto XXVIII/4: A House Divided

SOLD OUT Silkscreen page proof, approved by the artist and signed / initialled by him, taken from the original Talford Press edition of 185, printed on 100% rag, acid-free Inveresk (Somerset) paper

 

page size 39.5 x 31 cm

 

1979 – 1983

 

Bertran de Born holds aloft his severed head in the midst of a fractured wreckage of an imposing edifice, a house divided, collaged from fragments of many kinds of buildings belonging to different social orders and various places of worship – suggesting ideas of factionalism and the smashing of an original unity.