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GILBERT & GEORGE

HALL 2.0

STAND F16

(1943, San Martin de Tor)
(1942, Plymouth)

The artist's large-scale, bold-colored style makes a powerful statement. "Art for all" is their motto. Their work explores identity, duality, and individuality, capturing the everyday world and significant social changes. This vision merges deep realism with pop culture by exploring the self primarily through self-portraits.

The first show of Gilbert & George at the Galleria Christian Stein was held in 1989.

Having met at Saint Martin's School of Art in London in 1967, Gilbert & George have since lived and worked together, functioning as a single artist divided into two individuals. Since the early 1970s, the duo's work has focused on their own lives, emotions, and bodies.


Their work is owned by the most important collections worldwide, including:

MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao; Tate, London; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland;; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Castello di RIivoli, Turin, Museo MADRE, Naples.

One, 1988, ink and dyes on paper, cm.h. 300x300

Provenance: the artist

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