The Words of Gilbert and George
Posted on October 07 2016
Gilbert and George (b. 1943 and 1942) are two of the most important living British artists on the international scene. Immensely popular and instantly recognisable by their inscrutable manner and formal dress, their work has been the subject of major exhibitions throughout Europe, Asia, and America, including a retrospective at Tate Modern in 2007.Notoriously controversial statements, writings, interviews and manifesto art works from 1969 to 1997 by Gilbert and George are collected here for the first time.
This important anthology includes previously unpublished material as well as the complete text of the artists' rare book Side by Side (1971), passages from Dark Shadow (1974) and the complete unedited transcript of the artists' film The World
of Gilbert & George (1980). Illustrated with almost thirty years of portraits of the artists by photographers such as Cecil Beaton, David Bailey and Wolfgang Tillmans, this book also includes conversations with Anne Seymour, Gordon Burn, Shere Hite, Wolf Jahn, Dave Stewart and many others. This is a delightful compendium, revealing these artists' prodigious talent for creating paradoxes which, surprisingly, bring hope and passion out from the midst of the neon rush of post-war culture.
Hans-Ulrich Obrist is Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery in London and was formerly a curator at ARC Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris and at the Museum-in-Progress, Vienna. With Marie-Laure Bernadac, he has also edited the collected writings and interviews of Louise Bourgeois, also published by Violette Editions.
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- Paperback | 376 pages
- 164 x 236 x 28mm | 884.52g
- 03 Nov 1997
- Thames & Hudson Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 150 colour and duotone illustrations