Flagration, 2008 - Gilbert & George
About the Work
Our works by the colorful and strange British duo are complex and simple, ornate and sparse, modern and whimsical all at once. Already two of the most celebrated artists in Great Britain, Gilbert & George's stature only continues to grow around the world.Read Less
About the Artist
About Gilbert & George
"Art for all" is the belief that underpins Gilbert & George's art. The duo began ...Read More
"Art for all" is the belief that underpins Gilbert & George's art. The duo began creating art together in 1967 when they met at London's St. Martins School of Art, and from the beginning, in their films and "living sculpture," they appeared as figures in their own art. Gilbert & George believe that everything is a potential subject matter for their art, and they have always addressed social issues, taboos, and artistic conventions. Implicit in their practice is the idea that an artist's sacrifice and personal investment is a necessary condition of art. They have depicted themselves as naked figures in their pictures, recasting the male nude as something vulnerable and fragile rather than as a potent figure of strength.
Gilbert & George occupy a unique position among contemporary artists of the last half-century and have built up a vast body of work that has earned them international acclaim. In 1986 the duo won the Turner Prize, in 2005 they represented Britain in the Venice Biennale, and they have been the subjects of numerous museum solo shows and retrospectives around the world.
Watch a video interview with the artists about their London Pictures series here:
DescriptionChromogenic color print.
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