Surprisingly, comedian, writer and director Tim Minchin once dreamed of being a farmer: “I imagined myself in sturdy boots, my land stretching all the way to the coastline.” Fully grown, his Dream Jar tells a different story: “Now I live a totally different dream, and my dream is to keep living it. I want to tell stories: funny stories, musical stories, poetic and prosaic stories. I want to create characters and to help people to laugh and cry and think until I’m dead.”


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Please note that additional costs related to packing, shipping, relevant taxes, insurance during transit, and prolonged storage post-sale are the sole responsibility of the winning bidder. Following de-installation from their various locations around London and prior to shipping, the Dream Jars will be condition checked, and refurbished should they incur any minimal harm whilst exposed to the elements during the course of the exhibition. It is estimated that refurbishment for a jar will take up to 2-3 weeks from the closing date of the sale on August 31, after which time the jars will be prepared for either collection or shipment to the winning bidder based upon their preference.

Winning bidders must complete payment for their jar and provide shipping instructions before September 14th, 2016. Jars which have not been paid for or collected by this date will be transferred to a storage facility. Payments made for jars after this date will incur an additional storage fee of up to £50.00 per jar, per week, plus VAT. Winners have the option to collect jars in-person until September 14, 2016, however this must be pre-arranged no later than September 7, 2016. Proceeds of this jar will benefit the Roald Dahl Marvellous Children’s Charity

Theatre of Dreams, 2016
Lot Number 31
Cast resin, fabric metallic paint
87.6 x 70 x 70 cm (34.49 x 27.56 x 27.56 in)
Courtesy of Tim Minchin
Certificate of authenticity with artist(s) signature

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Theatre of Dreams
  • Dimensions
    87.6 x 70 x 70 cm (34.49 x 27.56 x 27.56 in)