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Gilbert & George, The Art Exhibition
Installation view
The Museum of Old and New Ar...

Gilbert & George, The Art Exhibition
Installation view
The Museum of Old and New Ar...

Gilbert & George, The Art Exhibition
Installation view
The Museum of Old and New Ar...

Gilbert & George, The Early Years
The Museum of Modern Art
May 9–September 27...

Gilbert & George, The Early Years
The Museum of Modern Art
May 9–September 27...

Gilbert & George, Films and Video Sculptures, 1972-1981
Installation view
Lehmann M...

Gilbert & George, Films and Video Sculptures, 1972-1981
Installation view
Lehmann M...

Gilbert & George
Waking, 2013
High Line, New York
September 3–October ...

Gilbert & George, London Pictures
Installation View
Lehmann Maupin, 540 West 26th S...

Gilbert & George, London Pictures
Installation View
Lehmann Maupin, 540 West 26th S...

Gilbert & George, London Pictures
Installation View
Lehmann Maupin, 201 Chrystie St...

Gilbert & George
Installation view
Brooklyn Museum, New York
October 3, 2008-January 11, 2...

Gilbert & George
Installation view
Brooklyn Museum, New York
October 3, 2008-January 11, 2...

Gilbert & George
Sex Beast, 2011
mixed media
59.45 x 74.8 inches
151 x 190...

Gilbert & George
Girl, 2011
mixed media
88.98 x 100 inches
226 x 254 cm

Gilbert & George
Thugs, 2011
mixed media
59.45 x 50 inches
151 x 127 cm

Gilbert & George
MAN DIES, 2011
mixed media
88.98 x 150 inches
226 x 381 c...

Gilbert & George
Lions Balls, 2008
mixed media
59.45 x 74.8 inches
151 x 1...

Gilbert & George
Fling, 2008
mixed media
59.45 x 50 inches
151 x 127 cm

Gilbert & George
Rosaceous, 2008
mixed media
88.98 x 150 inches
226 x 381 ...

Gilbert & George
British, 2008
mixed media
88.98 x 150 inches
226 x 381 cm...

Gilbert & George, Perversive Pictures
Installation view
Lehmann Maupin, 540 We...

Gilbert & George
Silver Tags, 2004
mixed media
74.41 x 118.11 inches
189 x...

Gilbert & George
Chichiman, 2004
mixed media
111.02 x 132.28 inches
282 x ...

Gilbert & George
Apostasia, 2004
mixed media
111.02 x 297.64 inches
282 x ...

Gilbert & George
Haram, 2004
mixed media
74.41 x 88.58 inches
189 x 225 cm...

Gilbert & George
Ethos, 2004
mixed media
111.02 x 165.35 inches
282 x 420 ...

Gilbert & George
Haunters, 2004
mixed media
99.21 x 177.17 inches
252 x 45...

Gilbert & George
Ishmael, 2004
mixed media
111.02 x 231.5 inches
282 x 588...

Gilbert & George
Over, 2004
mixed media
99.21 x 88.58 inches
252 x 225 cm<...

Gold Tags, 2004
mixed media
88.58 x 124.02 inches
225 x 315 cm
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Gilbert & George
Fingle-Fangle, 2004
mixed media
111.02 x 198.43 inches
28...

Gilbert & George
Brick Lane, 2004
mixed media
99.21 x 147.64 inches
252 x ...

Gilbert & George
Spat On, 1996
photograph
74.8 x 118.9 inches
190 x 302 cm...

Gilbert & George
Blood on Blood, 1996
photograph
59.4 x 50 inches
150.9 x ...

Gilbert & George
Bloody Naked, 1996
photograph
89 x 200 inches
226.1 x 508...

Gilbert & George
Holy Piss, 1996
photograph
55.9 x 99.6 inches
142 x 253 c...

Gilbert & George
Bloody Mooning, 1996
photograph
133 x 223.6 inches
337.8 ...

Gilbert & George
Piss Guns, 1996
photograph
83.9 x 133 inches
213.1 x 337....

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Gilbert & George: Art Exhibition

June 14 – November 2, 2014

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Gilbert & George to create gallery in London's East End The Guardian

June 5 2016

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Video Exclusive: Gilbert & George's F**kosophy ARTINFO

December 30 2015

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The Genius of Gilbert & George's Pictures at MONA Tasmania ARTINFO

December 12 2015

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Seeing red: Gilbert & George still fired up after more than 40 years of making art Sydney Morning Herald

November 27 2015

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My London: Gilbert & George Christie's

October 15 2015

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Daily Life as Art in Gilbert & George's Early Works Hyperallergic

July 24 2015

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The Wall Street Journal

September 5, 2014

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Artforum

August 1, 2014

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Hyperallergic

July 30, 2014

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Time Out New York

July 10-16, 2014

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Gilbert & George: Art Exhibition Nouveau Musée National de Monaco - Villa Paloma, Monaco

June 14-November 2, 2014

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The New York TImes

July 18, 2013

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Gallerist NY

July 18, 2013

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Whitewall

Winter 2013

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ARTnews

October 2012

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Art Unlimited 2012 at Art | 43 | Basel Gilbert & George: A LONDON PICTURE

14-17 June 2012

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New York Magazine

May 14, 2012

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May 8, 2012

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May 3, 2012

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Art in America

May 1, 2012

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April 30, 2012

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LONDON PICTURES Book Signing Gilbert & George

April 28, 2012, 1-3 PM

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Wall Street Journal

April 28, 2012

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April 27, 2012

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New York Observer: Gallerist NY

April 24, 2012

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The Guardian

March 2, 2012

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March 1, 2012

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The Talks

September 7, 2011

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Artinfo

March 3, 2011

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The Independent

January 27, 2011

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London Evening Standard

January 7, 2011

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Art In America

July 16, 2010

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New York Times Provocative Duo, Naked and Natty

October 3, 2008

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Art In America The Human Theater of Gilbert & George

September 30, 2008

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New York Times Style Magazine

December 1, 2007

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Modern Painters

May 1, 2007

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Art + Auction

July 1, 2005

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Modern Painters

June 1, 2005

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Artforum

March 1, 2005

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ARTnews

February 22, 2005

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Art in America

February 1, 2005

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New York Times

December 3, 2004

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ArtReview

July 1, 2004

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Art in America

October 1, 1997

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Paper

June 1, 1997

Artist Bio

Gilbert & George

Gilbert & George (b. 1943, San Martin de Tor, Italy & 1942, Plymouth, United Kingdom) met in 1967 in art school at Saint Martin’s, where they first developed their signature form of “living sculptures” by walking around the streets of London, their heads and hands coated with multi-color metallic powders. Since then, they have been living and working together, their individual identities subsumed into a vision of animate sculpture, becoming representations of the universal human condition, a central theme in their work. Their embrace of video technology, along with their well-known photo-collage works, allowed Gilbert & George to extend their living sculptures beyond a particular time and place and broadcast their art to wider audiences, establishing their motto of “art for all.”

 

Shortly after art school, they moved to London’s East End, then a bustling immigrant and working-class neighborhood, which has served as their home and studio for almost 50 years. Their changing neighborhood, which has become a gentrified creative center, has significantly influenced their work. The artists often appear in their work as witnesses to life unfolding in the sociopolitical and urban conditions of this area. Through imagery specific to London and the East End in particular, Gilbert & George create an ongoing portrait of the city that includes street signs, ginkgo trees, graffiti, postering, and gum-stained sidewalks.

 

Gilbert & George received their BFAs at the Munich Academy of Art, Germany, and Oxford Art School, England, respectively and received their MFAs from Saint Martin’s School of Art in London. Recent solo exhibitions of their work have been organized at The Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary (2017); Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia (2016); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2015); Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (2014); Diechtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany (2011); the Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Poland (2011)  the Kröller-Müller Museum, the Netherlands (2010); the de Young museum, San Francisco (2008), Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee (2008), the Brooklyn Museum, New York (2008); and Tate Modern, London (2007). Select group exhibitions featuring their work include The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2017, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2017); Take Me (I’m Yours), Jewish Museum, New York (2016); A Journey Through London Subculture: 1980s to Now, ICA London (2013); Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2012); ARTandPRESS, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2012); The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture 1839 to today, Kunsthaus Zurich (2011); BP British Art Displays 1500- 2009, Tate Britain, London (2009); and Passports: Great Early Buys from the British Council Collection, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2009). Their work is in numerous international public and private collections, including Art Institute of Chicago; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH; Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland; Istanbul Modern, Turkey; Magasin III, Stockholm, Sweden; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Tate Gallery, London.

 

Gilbert & George have received honorary Doctorates of Art from Plymouth University, United Kingdom (2013); Open University, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom (2012); University of East London (2010); and London Metropolitan University (2008). They have received numerous awards, including the South Bank Award, London, and The Lorenzo il Magnifico Award, Florence, in 2007; the Special International Award, Los Angeles, in 1989, and most notably, the Turner Prize, United Kingdom, in 1986.