Jeremy Deller

Edition for we're here because we're here , 2016

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Lot 18
Cards mounted on conservation board
38.0 x 44.0 cm (15.0 x 17.3 in)
Singed on verso


This work ships from London, GB.


“we’re here because we’re here” was a national event marking the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, staged by Jeremy Deller in collaboration with Rufus Norris. Thousands of volunteers dressed in First World War uniform appeared silently across the UK, representing a soldier. They handed out cards with the name and regiment of the soldier they represented.

A signed certification of authenticity is included with the piece.

About Jeremy Deller

Jeremy Deller (British, b. 1966) is a contemporary conceptual, film, and installation artist. Generally focusing on political issues, his work is undeniably collaborative—using participants to stage his works or interact with his completed installations. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 2004 and the Albert Medal of the Royal Society in 2010.