Gilbert and George are best known for their graphic, photo based artwork. Since having met and begun their careers in 1967 while students at St. Martin’s Art School in London, they have developed a uniquely recognizable style both in their pictures and in their presentations of themselves as living sculptures. Over more than forty years, they developed a new format that created large-scale pictures, which are visually and emotionally powerful, through a unique creative process. Most of their pictures are created in groups and made especially for the space in which they are first exhibited. In their new show, they turn to London tabloid bills, stealing 3, 712 over the last 6 years, creating 293 new works.
Sonnabend Gallery, 536 west 22nd Street