A limited special edition of Jarman’s original work (34.8 x 25cm) in Prospect Cottage made with the authorisation of the Keith Collins Will Trust. Availability of this facsimile is limited strictly to donors to the Prospect Cottage Campaign (before 31 March 2020), and provides a unique opportunity to own a posthumous edition of a work by Derek Jarman. The original, one of a group of the artist’s ‘black paintings’, is made with a range of materials including tar, nails and dried flowers. It contains three hand-etched glass fragments, one of which reads:
dear God / if you insist on reincarnation, please promise me that I will be queer / tho’ / I've heard you don't approve / I'll go down on my knees / yours faithfully / Derek Jarman
The work is sold in a hand-stained and waxed black frame (overall size 49 x 36cm) based on Jarman’s other framed paintings in Prospect Cottage’s bedroom and is stamped on the reverse © Derek Jarman 1987/Keith Collins Will Trust 2020.