François Pinault

Pinault commissions remake of Chapman piece

The original work burned in a fire 2004

The French owner of Christie’s, François Pinault, has commissioned the British artists Jake and Dinos Chapman to make another version of their apocalyptic work, Hell, 2000. The original, bought by the British collector Charles Saatchi for £500,000 ($713,000), was destroyed in 2004 in a fire at the Momart warehouse. Mr Pinault’s collection, part of which is currently on display at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice, has one room devoted to the Chapmans. The display includes the painted bronze work, Great Deeds Against the Dead, 1994, inspired by Goya’s Disasters of War which Mr Pinault bought at Frieze in London two years ago, as well as the set of reworked Goya etchings entitled Insult to Injury, 2003, which were sold by the White Cube gallery for around £150,000-£200,000 ($234,000-$344,000).

Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper as ‘Pinault commissions Hell remake'

Appeared in The Art Newspaper Archive, 176 January 2007