Gilbert & George, London Pictures (signed book), 2012.
For five decades, to international acclaim, Gilbert & George have been creating art that is visionary, shocking, relentless, moral and richly atmospheric.
In these new ‘LONDON PICTURES’ Gilbert & George present an epic survey of modern urban life in all its volatility, tragedy, absurdity and routine violence. Brutal and declamatory, these brooding and disquieting pictures have been created from the sorting and classification by subject of nearly 4000 newspaper headline posters, stolen by the artists over a number of years. In their lucidity, no less than their insight into the daily realities of metropolitan life, the ‘LONDON PICTURES’ are Dickensian in scope and ultra-modern in sensibility.
Each book is signed by Gilbert and George.
Softback, 321pp, Illustrated throughout
Dimensions: 300 x 245 mm
Text by Michael Bracewell
Published by Hurtwood Press, 2012
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