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Gilbert & George

Works: 382 works in 685 publications in 6 languages and 7,008 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Interviews  Documentary films  Catalogues raisonnés  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational films  Internet videos  Biography  Drama 
Roles: Artist, Scribe, Interviewee, Publisher, Recipient, Other, Editor
Classifications: N6797.G47, 700.922
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The art of Gilbert & George, or, An aesthetic of existence by Wolf Jahn( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert & George by Brenda Richardson( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tentoonstellingscatalogus. Met biografie en bibliografie
Introducing Gilbert & George by Robert Rosenblum( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gilbert & George are artists of our time. Theirs is an art for everyone, a democratic art in their own words, an 'art for all'. In their sculptures, photographic works, drawings and performance pieces, Gilbert & George address fundamental human issues and concerns: sex, death, religion, corruption, violence, fear, racial tension and alcoholism. Humorous and subversive, amusing and shocking, they are in the tradition of England's finest socially engaged artists. In this handy guide, Robert Rosenblum, eminent art historian, critic and close friend of the artists, looks back at their entire career since they met at St Martin7F 19s School of Art in London in 1967 and first started working together. Some of their most important works, from the Singing Sculptures of the late 1960s to their very latest large, colourful, multipanel pictures, are here to illustrate Rosenblum7F 19s lively and perceptive text, while quotes from the artists provide a fascinating insight into their lives, works and personalities. 'Introducing Gilbert & George' is the perfect overview of two of the most important and popular living artists in the world today."--Publisher's website
Gilbert & George : obsessions & compulsions by Robin Dutt( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This major study on internationally renowned artists Gilbert and George provides a insight into their work and lives. Since first meeting in the St. Martin's School of Art in 1967 while studying sculpture, the two artists have become inseparable, living and working together in their home in London's East End." "Robin Dutt illuminates their work with an incisive introduction and overview of their themes and ideas, including an interview with the artists. Also included are unpublished examples of their working drawings, exhibition plans and designs, and photographs from their personal social archives."--Jacket
Tim Marlow with Gilbert & George( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fresh and revealing film the self-proclaimed living sculptures Gilbert & George join Tim Marlow in a walk around their "Major Exhibition" at Tate Modern. They discuss humanity, sex, death, race and religion; their love of the city and their dislike of the countryside. They explain how they go about creating their art, their iconic dress sense and their tricky relationships with the art establishment and the media. Gilbert & George have always pushed at the boundaries of art and society. Their pictures are provocative, disturbing and profoundly moving. Their art confronts life in the vibrant, seductive, tense London metropolis. This film is a fascinating insight into their world and an important document of their motivation and consequent art
Intimate conversations with François Jonquet by Gilbert( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the first time Gilbert & George open up and talk at length to the public. In this extraordinarily revealing book, two of the world's most controversial contemporary artists, who have dubbed themselves 'living sculptures', explain and defend their views and actions. These freewheeling conversations are the fruit of over ten years of friendship with the critic Francois Jonquet, and are distilled from an intensive series of unprecedented frank interviews. Candid and uninhibited, Gilbert & George provide insight into their unique lifestyle and working methods, and give a robust exposition of their views on art, life, sex, money, religion and race. Equally revealing are the many illustrations, which comprise a retrospective of their finest and most powerful work, including new pictures published here for the first time, and also an illuminating selection of new and old documentary photographs."--Jacket
Barry Flanagan : early works 1965-1982 by Barry Flanagan( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Barry Flanagan was one of Britain's most original and inventive artists and a key figure in the development of British and international sculpture. He is best known for the large-scale bronze hare sculptures that he began producing in the early 1980s and that can be seen in many galleries and public spaces around the world. The success of these pieces has tended to obscure the equally important and very different work that characterised his early period. Made from materials as varied as cloth, plaster, sand, hessian and rope, these works highlight a concern with material properties and processes - a concern that is at the heart of his practice. A contemporary of Gilbert & George, Flanagan studied sculpture at St Martin's School of Art from 1964 to 1966. The exhibition takes this period as a starting point and reveals the impact of this early work on his later development towards casting in bronze, which he began in 1979. This is the first major retrospective of Flanagan's work in London since 1983, and by focusing on his early works, shows how this radical and imaginative artist challenged the very nature of sculpture in his time."--Publisher's website
Gilbert & George : the Singing sculpture by Carter Ratcliff( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Publishers Weekly In their paintings, sculptures, photo-pieces and performances, the British duo Gilbert & George have proven themselves witty, subversive social commentators. This oversize, profusely illustrated album documents The Singing Sculpture , a performance piece in which Gilbert & George--impeccably dressed, their faces and hands splotched with metallic paint--stand on a table and impersonate automatons who repetitively croon a Depression-era music-hall song about two London tramps. The duo baffled and entranced New York City gallery-goers with this "living sculpture" in 1971 and again in 1991. Art historian Rosenblum interprets the piece as a commentary on homelessness, poverty and the mechanization of popular entertainment. Ratcliff, contributing editor of Art in America , provocatively presents Gilbert & George as didactic artists who celebrate the world and who attempt to awaken each member of their audiences to his or her true individuality. This is the first title from a new publisher, and it's a stunner. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc."--Amazon
With Gilbert & George in Moscow by Daniel Farson( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World of Gilbert & George by Gilbert & George( Visual )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artists Gilbert and George explore the bleak urban environment of 1980s London, evoking the desires and tensions of its disillusioned youth
Gilbert & George by Gilbert & George( Visual )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video profile of Gilbert and George features a characteristically deadpan performance of themselves. Sex, money, race and religion, they explain, are four themes at the heart of their art. The interview is complemented by images of their works, including the Dirty Words Pictures made in 1977, together with important collages of the 1980s and 1990s
Tim Marlow with Gilbert and George by Tim Marlowe( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert & George are two people but one artist. Their remarkable partnership is among the most consistent and long lasting in the history of art. In this fresh and revealing film the self-proclaimed living sculptures join Tim Marlow in a walk around their "Major Exhibition" at Tate Modern and talk frankly about art and life. They discuss, among other things, why they dislike religion and how they go about photographing their own bodily fluids, why they have always worn suits and how they have felt shunned by the art establishment and media ... This film is a fascinating insight into their world and in itself an important document of their live and work
George and Gilbert : the living sculptors, London : catalogue for their 1973 Australian visit by George( Book )

2 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fig-1 : 50 projects in 50 weeks( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret files of Gilbert and George by Hans Ulrich Obrist( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert Proesch and George Passmore met as students in 1967 and have been working together ever since. Italian and British respectively, they are known by a combination of their first names and have always put themselves at the center of their art. For the last 40 years, Gilbert & George have spanned the international art scene with as much insolence as elegance. This interview by modern art curator Hans Ulrich Obrist focuses on Gilbert & George's archiving system. In it, they discuss not only what they keep (all of their own images, plus all articles in the media about themselves), but how it is ordered (images are coded by color) and their observation on the headlines they are afforded, and what they say about the times in which they were written
On the tryptych Class war, Militant, Gateway by Gilbert & George by Wolf Jahn( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Kunst von Gilbert & George, oder, Eine Ästhetik der Existenz by Wolf Jahn( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert & George, the complete pictures, 1971-1985 by Gilbert & George( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van het werk van het Britse kunstenaarsduo
Side by side by Gilbert( Book )

3 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first book by Gilbert & George was published in 1971, by Gebrüder König, in a small edition. Long out of print, 'Side by side' is at last being republished. Described in a new preface as a contemporary sculpture novel, the book functions as a manifesto or declaration of Gilbert & George's views on life and art, expressed through texts and images. The book is divided into three chapters, in sequences of spreads linking typographic elements with a single image
Gilbert & George by Gilbert & George( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying the retrospective exhibition of their work at Tate Modern opening February 2007, the largest ever staged at the museum, "Gilbert & George" provides a highly affordable introduction to the career of these extraordinary artists. Featuring chronologically arranged reproductions of all the works featured in the show, the catalogue also includes previously unpublished installations, drawings and ephemera. Curator Jan Debbaut introduces the work of Gilbert & George and examines the importance of this retrospective, touring exhibition of their work. Novelist and cultural commentator Michael Bracewell considers the vital role the East End of London has played in the artists' work, exploring their relationship with the city and placing them in an artistic tradition including the great 19th Century realist novelists and the films of David Lean. Art Historian and critic Marco Livingstone challenges the viewer to abandon their preconceptions before the artists' work and experience the world view of Gilbert & George in all its powerful intensity. A series of hand-written quotes by the artists commenting upon their work, and their position as 'living sculptures' are featured throughout the book and provide a fascinating insight into their artistic practice. With an illustrated chronology and bibliography designed by the artists, this catalogue is an affordable and comprehensive introduction to two of the most significant artists working today
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Introducing Gilbert & George
Alternative Names
G & G

George & Gilbert (Grupo artístico)

George, 1942-

George and Gilbert‏

Gilbert & George

Gilbert & George artista britannico

Gilbert & George britisches Künstlerduo

Gilbert & George British artist duo

Gilbert, 1943-

Gilbert and George

Gilbert and George (Grupo artístico)

Gilbert and George (kunstnerpar)

Gilbert és George

Gilbert et George

Gilbert und George

Passmore, George, 1942-

Proesch, Gilbert, 1943-

Гилберт и Джордж

גילברט וג'ורג'


English (177)

Italian (13)

German (9)

French (7)

Chinese (1)

Spanish (1)

Gilbert & George : obsessions & compulsionsIntimate conversations with François JonquetBarry Flanagan : early works 1965-1982With Gilbert & George in MoscowFig-1 : 50 projects in 50 weeksThe secret files of Gilbert and GeorgeGilbert & George