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    Yanko Tihov - Europe 1920s (Circular) (Detail) - courtesy of TAG Fine Arts
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    Yanko Tihov - Europe 1920s (Circular) (Detail) - courtesy of TAG Fine Arts
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    Yanko Tihov - Europe 1920s (Circular) (Detail) - courtesy of TAG Fine Arts
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    Yanko Tihov - Europe 1920s (Circular) (Detail) - courtesy of TAG Fine Arts
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    Yanko Tihov - Europe 1920s (Circular) (Detail) - courtesy of TAG Fine Arts
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    Yanko Tihov - Europe 1920s (Circular) (Detail) - courtesy of TAG Fine Arts
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    Yanko Tihov - Europe 1920s (Circular) (Detail) - courtesy of TAG Fine Arts
  • Yanko Tihov - Europe 1920s (Circular) (Detail) - courtesy of TAG Fine Arts
    Yanko Tihov - Europe 1920s (Circular) (Detail) - courtesy of TAG Fine Arts

Yanko Tihov

Europe 1920s (Circular)

2019
97 x 97 cm
£1,800.00

Pigment-based archival print hand-painted with genuine 24ct gold leaf
Signed and editioned by the artist
Edition of 25
Free UK shipping on unframed prints

The European Diptych: After completing Europe 2019, Yanko Tihov decided to match the same geographical area using boundaries from an old, historic map from 1926 and original passport covers from the 1920s which he collected over the years. Tihov has hand-painted the texts, seals and coats of arms which adorn the covers with real 24-carat gold, accurately capturing their individual details.
Although originally intended as a visualisation of the various historic passport colours and their changes through time, ‘Europe 1920s’ and ‘Europe 2019’ serve as a reminder of the different unions formed and destroyed throughout Europe during the last 100 years: the division and re-formation of Germany, the union and separation of Soviet Russia, the creation and collapse of Yugoslavia. This body of works – and many others in Tihov’s oeuvre – illustrate how quickly borders change and move and how people’s different countries can appear and then disappear.
These exquisitely detailed prints capture both the surface texture of the passports and geographic detail of each country depicted.

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