The Russian Ending

The Russian Ending, a portfolio of twenty black and white photogravures with etching, borrows its title from the early Danish cinema tradition of making two alternate endings for a film: one happy for the American market and one tragic for Russian audiences.
All images are derived from postcards collected by Dean in her visits to European flea markets. Most of the images depict accidents and disasters, both man-made and natural. Superimposed on each image are white handwritten notes in the style of film directions with instructions for lighting, sound and camera movements, suggesting that each picture is the working note for a film. Dean’s interventions encourage viewers to formulate narratives leading up to the tragic denouements in the prints, engaging and implicating the audience in the creative process.

Tacita Dean

Zur Letzten Ruhe, 2001

Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Paper size 54 x 79.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 35
Publisher
Published by Peter Blum Gallery
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: TaD 01 001-11
Tacita Dean

Ship of Death, 2001

Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Paper size 54 x 79.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 35
Publisher
Published by Peter Blum Gallery
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: TaD 01 001-1
Tacita Dean

The Crimea, 2001

Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Paper size 54 x 79.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 35
Publisher
Published by Peter Blum Gallery
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: TaD 01 001-2
Tacita Dean

The Wrecking of the Ngahere, 2001

Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Paper size 54 x 79.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 35
Publisher
Published by Peter Blum Gallery
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: TaD 01 001-3
Tacita Dean

Erinnerung aus dem Weltkrieg, 2001

Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Paper size 54 x 79.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 35
Publisher
Published by Peter Blum Gallery
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: TaD 01 001-4
Tacita Dean

Ballon des Aérostiers de Campagne, 2001

Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Paper size 54 x 79.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 35
Publisher
Published by Peter Blum Gallery
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: TaD 01 001-5
Tacita Dean

The Sinking of the SS Plympton, 2001

Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Paper size 54 x 79.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 35
Publisher
Published by Peter Blum Gallery
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: TaD 01 001-6
Tacita Dean

Death of a Priest, 2001

Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Paper size 54 x 79.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 35
Publisher
Published by Peter Blum Gallery
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: TaD 01 001-7
Tacita Dean

La Bataille d'Arras, 2001

Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Paper size 54 x 79.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 35
Publisher
Published by Peter Blum Gallery
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: TaD 01 001-8
Tacita Dean

Götterdämmerung, 2001

Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Paper size 54 x 79.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 35
Publisher
Published by Peter Blum Gallery
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: TaD 01 001-9
Tacita Dean

Der Rückzug nach Verdun , 2001

Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Paper size 54 x 79.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 35
Publisher
Published by Peter Blum Gallery
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: TaD 01 001-10
Tacita Dean

The Wreck of Worthing Pier, 2001

Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Paper size 54 x 79.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 35
Publisher
Published by Peter Blum Gallery
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: TaD 01 001-12
Tacita Dean

The Story of Minke the Whale, 2001

Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Paper size 54 x 79.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 35
Publisher
Published by Peter Blum Gallery
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: TaD 01 001-13
Tacita Dean

So They Sank Her!, 2001

Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Paper size 54 x 79.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 35
Publisher
Published by Peter Blum Gallery
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: TaD 01 001-14
Tacita Dean

The Life and Death of St Bruno, 2001

Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Paper size 54 x 79.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 35
Publisher
Published by Peter Blum Gallery
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: TaD 01 001-15
Tacita Dean

Vesuvio, 2001

Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Paper size 54 x 79.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 35
Publisher
Published by Peter Blum Gallery
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: TaD 01 001-16
Tacita Dean

The Tragedy of Hughesovka Bridge, 2001

Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Paper size 54 x 79.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 35
Publisher
Published by Peter Blum Gallery
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: TaD 01 001-17
Tacita Dean

Die Explosion in dem Kanal, 2001

Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Paper size 79.5 x 54 cm
Edition
Edition of 35
Publisher
Published by Peter Blum Gallery
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: TaD 01 001-18
Tacita Dean

Beautiful Sheffield, 2001

Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Paper size 54 x 79.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 35
Publisher
Published by Peter Blum Gallery
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: TaD 01 001-19
Tacita Dean

Ein Sklave des Kapitals, 2001

Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Paper size 54 x 79.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 35
Publisher
Published by Peter Blum Gallery
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: TaD 01 001-20
Tacita Dean

Zur Letzten Ruhe, 2001

Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Paper size 54 x 79.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 35
Publisher
Published by Peter Blum Gallery
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: TaD 01 001-11

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