Gilbert and George are said to be among the most important and original artists of the late 20th century. Critics have come to recognize the artists' vision and to regard some of their works as among the major pictures of the century. This is an informal portrait of the artists.
Gilbert and George are said to be among the most important and original artists of the late 20th century. Critics have come to recognize the artists' vision and to regard some of their works as among the major pictures of the century. Gilbert (from the Italian Dolomites) and George (from Totnes) met at St Martin's School of Art in the late 1960s and formed an immediate friendship. This is an informal portrait in which they reminisce about their family upbringing, their friendship, life in Spitalfields, and their relish of the mixed cultures of the East End. With their distinctive trademark single-breasted, three-button suits and their famously studied but courteous composure, Gilbert and George set out as artists without a gallery. From living, and singing, sculptures, they developed a line in controversial subject matter that extends from the "Dirty Words Pictures" to "The Naked Shit" and "The Fundamental" pictures.
Daniel Farson was born in 1927 and died in November 1997, the year his autobiography Never a Normal Man was published to widespread acclaim. The manuscript of Gilbert & George was on his desk when he died at home in Appledore. He was a pioneering television reporter and interviewer, photographer, art critic, legendary bohemian, pub-owner and exotic traveller. His friends included Francis Bacon, Caitlin Thomas, John Deakin and many others. He wrote biographies of Jack the Ripper, his own great-grand-uncle Bram Stoker, and Francis Bacon, and his other books included Soho in the Fifties and With Gilbert & George in Moscow.
Gilbert and George: A Portrait by Daniel Farson
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.