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Jake & Dinos Chapman
« Back to the End of the Beginning of the End Again », 28 avenue Matignon, Paris 8
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CFC74812577, 2002

Bronze peint, fibre naturelle et bois

120 x 27 x 15 cm

 

When I drew nigh the nameless city I knew it was accursed., 2011

Crayon sur papier imprimé

57 x 46,5 x 2,2 cm (encadré)

 

I was far from home and the spell of the eastern sea was upon me., 2011

Crayon sur papier imprimé

57 x 46,5 x 2,2 cm (encadré)

 

In relating the circumstances which have led to my confinement within this refuge for the demented, I am aware that my present position will create a natural doubt of the authority of my narrative., 2011

Crayon sur papier imprimé

57 x 46,5 x 2,2 cm (encadré)

 

I know I'm more nervous than when you last saw me, but you don't need to hold a clinic over it., 2011

Crayon sur papier imprimé

57 x 46,5 x 2,2 cm (encadré)

 

Into the north window of my chamber glows the pole star with uncanny light. All through the long hellish hours of blackness it shines there., 2011

Crayon sur papier imprimé

57 x 46,5 x 2,2 cm (encadré)

 

Life is a hideous thing, and from the background behind what we know of it peer daemoniacal hints of truth which make it sometimes a thousandfold more hideous., 2011

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57 x 46,5 x 2,2 cm (encadré)

 

May the merciful gods, if indeed there may be such, guard those hours when no power of the will, or drug that the cunning of man devises, can keep me from the chasm of sleep., 2011

Crayon sur papier imprimé

57 x 46,5 x 2,2 cm (encadré)

 

I have often wondered if the majority of mankind ever pause to reflect upon the occasionally titanic significance of dreams and the obscure world to which they belong., 2011

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57 x 46,5 x 2,2 cm (encadré)

 

I do not recall distinctly where it began, but it was months ago., 2011

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57 x 46,5 x 2,2 cm (encadré)

 

I am writing this under considerable mental strain, since by tonight I shall be no more., 2011

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57 x 46,5 x 2,2 cm (encadré)

 

I am forced into speech because men of science have refused to follow my advice without knowing why., 2011

Crayon sur papier imprimé

57 x 46,5 x 2,2 cm (encadré)

 

In the valley of Nis the accursed waning moon shines thinly, tearing a path for its light with feeble horns through the lethal foliage of a great upas-tree., 2011

Crayon sur papier imprimé

57 x 46,5 x 2,2 cm (encadré)

 

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents., 2011

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57 x 46,5 x 2,2 cm (encadré)

 

I have seen the universe yawning where the black planets roll without aim, where they roll in their horror unheeded, without knowledge or lustre or name., 2011

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57 x 46,5 x 2,2 cm (encadré)

 

My memories are very confused., 2011

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57 x 46,5 x 2,2 cm (encadré)

 

Bear in mind closely that I did not see any actual visual horror at the end., 2011

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57 x 46,5 x 2,2 cm (encadré)

 

There was thunder in the air on the night I went to the deserted mansion atop Tempest Mountain to find the lurking fear., 2011

Crayon sur papier imprimé

57 x 46,5 x 2,2 cm (encadré)

 

Writing on what my doctor tells me is my deathbed, my most hideous fear is that the man is wrong., 2011

Crayon sur papier imprimé

57 x 46,5 x 2,2 cm (encadré)

 

Vue de l’exposition « Back to the End of the Beginning of the End Again », kamel mennour (28, avenue Matignon), Paris, 2016

 

© ADAGP Jake & Dinos Chapman

Photo. Julie Joubert & archives kamel mennour

Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris/London