Limited collector's edition with a silver gelatin print.
'On a French exchange, when I was about 13, I was staying in a village I remember being called Pontchateau. My exchange family were pork butchers! One day, I found a whole crop of 4 and 5 leafed clovers in the garden. I had already been collecting them since the age of 8. I picked them all and carefully took them to my room to press them, but was told we had to leave so I put them all in a glass of water. When I returned some hours later, the mother of my French exchange, Mme Morand, had thrown out the water and put the clovers in the bin. I pulled out the clovers but they were already dried and dead so I put them in that envelope which still remains to this day with my clover collection.' Tacita Dean
The clover collection Tacita Dean refers to is the artwork Four, Five, Six and Seven Leaf Clover Collection (1972–present), featured on pp. 12–13 of the monograph, which is closely related to the strategies of archiving and sense of serendipity that inform all of her work.
Silver gelatin print on fibre paper: Sheet size: 13 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches / 35 x 50 cm Image size: 11 1/2 x 17 inches / 29.5 x 43.4 cm
Signed and numbered by Tacita Dean Edition of 45 + 5 artist's proofs Hardback, English, 160pp Book size: 500 x 350 mm, 20 x 13 inches