Gilbert and George: The Art of Gilbert & George
Athina 2001 Exhibition Athens School of Fine Art
The Art of Gilbert & George. Athina 2001.
This full-color, newspaper-size catalog or ad was printed on the occasion of Gilbert & George’s exhibition at the Factory in Athens, Greece, in 2001.
Free Art Exhibition. Athens School of Fine Art, “The Factory,” Rentis,
October 5 – November 25, 2001.
Published by Point d’ironie. Number 22. Paris: Agnès b., September 2001.
Folio Newspaper format
16 7/8 x 12 1/8″ / 43 x 30.5cm
All color plates, unbound
Very Good condition (no median fold which is rare)
Ships in a tube
British artists George Passmore and Gilbert Proesch met at Saint Martin’s School of Art in London. George has previously studied at the Dartington Hall Adult Education Centre, Dartington College of Arts, and Oxford School of Art. Gilbert has studied at the Kunstschule Wolkenstein, Germany; Kunstschule Hallein, Austria; and Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich. The two artists work together as the collaborative art duo Gilbert & George. They are known for their distinctive and highly formal appearance and manner in performance art, and also for their brightly colored graphic-style photo-based artworks.
Gilbert and George’s approach to art has always been anti-elitist. Adopting the slogan ‘Art for All’, they aimed to be relevant beyond the narrow confines of the art world. Although they work in a variety of media, they have always referred to all of their works as “sculpture”.
They have received much acclaim with extensive solo exhibitions in the UK, USA, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Russia and China; numerous Honorary Doctorates from academic institutions including Plymouth University; and awards such as the Special International Award, the South Bank Award and the Lorenzo il Magnifico Award. In 1986 they won the Turner Prize which is widely considered to be the UK’s most prestigious contemporary art award. In 2005 they represented the UK at the Venice Biennale. David Bowie was known to collect the work of Gilbert & George.
To learn more about Gilbert & George, here.