The real-life Sophie, Roald Dahl’s author granddaughter, dreams of a clapboard cottage by the sea: "Since I was tiny I've dreamed of living by the seaside. There’s such magic at play by the sea. In this dream, there’s mermaids, lurchers, a lighthouse and wild flowers that go on for miles. In the house a great big feast is happening, there are family and friends; breaking bread and listening to records. Children spilling from every corner, games of hide and seek, shelves and shelves of books and a big open fire. This house looks out to the infinite sea. It’s a big happy jumble of life."


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Happy Jumble of Life, 2016
Lot Number 10
Cast resin and paint
88 x 70 x 70 cm (34.65 x 27.56 x 27.56 in)
Courtesy of Sophie Dahl
Certificate of authenticity with artist(s) signature

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Happy Jumble of Life
  • Dimensions
    88 x 70 x 70 cm (34.65 x 27.56 x 27.56 in)