Gilbert & George

Gilbert & George
Bad Thoughts No. 7
1975
Mixed Media
251 x 211 cm
Gilbert & George
Bad Thoughts No. 7
1975
Mixed Media
251 x 211 cm
Gilbert & George
Devil Plants
1980
Mixed Media
181 x 201 cm
Gilbert & George
Devil Plants
1980
Mixed Media
181 x 201 cm
Gilbert & George
Dead Boards No.10
1976
Mixed Media
181 x 150 cm
Gilbert & George
Dead Boards No.10
1976
Mixed Media
181 x 150 cm
Gilbert & George
Cherry Blossom No. 12
1974
Four hand-dyed gelatin silver prints
124 x 104 cm
Gilbert & George
Cherry Blossom No. 12
1974
Four hand-dyed gelatin silver prints
124 x 104 cm

Gilbert (b. 1943, Dolomites, Italy) & George (b. 1942, Devon, UK) met and studied in 1967 at St Martin’s School of Art, where, in 1969, they became living sculptures. Their art is represented in major public institutions worldwide. In 2005 they represented Great Britain at the 51st Venice Biennale. In June 2012, the gallery organized an exhibition of Gilbert & George’s Bad Thoughts series (cat.). Gilbert & George live and work in East London.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015
White Cube, London: ‘Gilbert & George: The Banners’

2014
White Cube, London: ‘Gilbert & George, Scapegoating, Pictures for London’
Nuveau Musée National Monaco, Monaco: ‘Gilbert & George Art Exhibition’

2012
White Cube, London & Hong Kong: ‘London Pictures’

2008
de Young Museum of Art, Philadelphia: ‘Gilbert & George’
(travelled to Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia and Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York)

2007
Tate Modern, London: ‘Gilbert & George: Major Exhibition’
(travelled to Haus der Kunst, Munich and Castello di Rivoli, Italy)

2005
British Pavilion, 51st International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice

2003
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York: ‘Gilbert and George’

2002
Serpentine Gallery, London: ‘The Dirty Words Pictures’
Fundação Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon: ‘The Art of Gilbert & George’

2001
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago: ‘Nineteen Ninety Nine’
(travelled to Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna)

1999
Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo: ‘Gilbert & George 1970 – 1988’

1997
Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris: ‘Gilbert & George’
Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo: ‘Gilbert & George: Art for All 1971 – 1992’

1996
Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna: ‘Gilbert & George Retrospective’
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam: ‘The Naked Shit Pictures’

1995
CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux: ‘The Singing Sculptures’

1993
National Art Gallery, Peking: ‘China Exhibition’
(travelled to The Art Museum, Shanghai)

1987
Palacio de Valazquez, Madrid: ‘Gilbert & George, The Complete Pictures 1971-1985’
(travelled to Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich and Hayward Gallery, London)

1985
Milwaukee Art Museum: ‘Gilbert & George’
(travelled to The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York)

1981
Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf: ‘Photo-Pieces 1971-80’
(travelled to Kunsthalle, Bern, Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris and Whitechapel Art Gallery, London)

Suggested Reading

Catalogues
Available at the gallery for reference.

Michael Bracewell, Gilbert & George: Scapegoating Pictures for London, exh. cat., White Cube, London 2014.
Gilbert & George, London Pictures, Hurtwood Press, London 2012.
Hans Ulrich Obrist and Inigo Philbrick, Gilbert & George: Art Titles, 1967-2010 in Alphabetical Order, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König 2011.
Gilbert & George: Major Exhibitions, exh. cat., Tate Modern, London 2007.
Rudi Fuchs, The Complete Pictures, Tate Publishing, London 2006.
Daniel Birnbaum and Michael Bracewell, Gilbert & George: Ginkgo Pictures - Venice Biennale 2005, British Council publication, London 2005.
Robert Rosenblum, Introducing Gilbert & George, Thames & Hudson, London 2004.
Gilbert & George an Exhibition, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Germany 2002.
Gilbert & George: The Dirty Words Pictures, exh. cat., Serpentine Gallery, London 2002.
Gilbert & George: The Rudimentary Pictures, exh. cat., Milton Keynes Gallery, 2000.
Danilo Eccher, Gilbert & George, exh. cat., Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna 1996.
Wolf Jahn, Gilbert & George, exh. cat., Museo d'Arte Moderna della Citta di Lugano 1994.
Gilbert & George: Postcard Sculptures and Ephemera, 1969-1981, exh. cat., Hirschl and Adler, New York 1990.
Wolf Jahn, The Art of Gilbert & George, Thames & Hudson, London 1989.
Carter Ratcliffe, Gilbert & George: The Complete Pictures 1971 – 1985, Thames and Hudson, London and Rizzoli, New York 1986.

Public Collections

Milwaukee Museum, Wisconsin.
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao.
Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
Tate Modern, London.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London.