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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).

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Gilbert & George, by Chris Garnham - NPG P853

Gilbert & George

by Chris Garnham
two bromide prints, 1986
NPG P853

Gilbert & George ('IN THE PISS'), by Gilbert & George - NPG 6489

Gilbert & George ('IN THE PISS')

by Gilbert & George
photo-piece of nine panels, 1997
NPG 6489

Gilbert & George, by Horst P. Horst - NPG x137756

Gilbert & George

by Horst P. Horst
modern print from original negative, 1970s
NPG x137756

Gilbert & George, by Michael James O'Brien - NPG x138158

Gilbert & George

by Michael James O'Brien
archival digital print, 1987
NPG x138158

Gilbert & George, by Chris Garnham - NPG x38383

Gilbert & George

by Chris Garnham
bromide fibre print, July 1987
NPG x38383

Gilbert & George, by Daniel Farson - NPG x135681

Gilbert & George

by Daniel Farson
resin print, 1990
NPG x135681

Gilbert & George, by Daniel Farson - NPG x135682

Gilbert & George

by Daniel Farson
resin print, 1990
NPG x135682

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Gilbert & George

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 1985
NPG P1876

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Gilbert & George

by Julian Cottrell
print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Bright White paper, 1971
NPG x133161

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Gilbert & George

by Julian Cottrell
silver bromide print, 1971
NPG x133162

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Gilbert & George

by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda
bromide fibre print, 1997
NPG x126967

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