Gilbert & George(1943-; 1942-), Artists
Sitter in 12 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Operating as one artist, Gilbert Proesch (b.1943) and George Passmore (b.1942) have worked together as Gilbert & George since they met in the 1960s, when they were both studying at St Martin's School of Art, London. They began work together in 1968, initially as 'living sculptures', later producing conceptual pieces and photo-works. Winners of the Turner Prize in 1986, they are among the foremost contemporary British artists of international reputation. Solo exhibitions include those at the Pompidou Centre, Paris (1981), the Baltimore Museum of Art, (1984) and the Guggenheim (1985) and a major retrospective at Tate Modern (2007).
Watch a film clip on the artists from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
'The British Council 70 Years at the Venice Biennale' (includes Gary Hume; Mark Wallinger; Tony Cragg; Gilbert & George; Joe Tilson; Leon Kossoff; Richard Long; Steve McQueen; Tracey Emin; Rachel Whiteread; Frank Auerbach; Sir Anish Kapoor; Howard Ho...)
by Julian Germain
archival inkjet print, 21 October 2009