Gilbert & George ('IN THE PISS')
by Gilbert & George Click on the links below to find out more
photo-piece of nine panels, 1997
89 in. x 74 3/4 in. (2260 mm x 1900 mm)
- Gilbert & George (1943-; 1942-), Artists. Sitter in 12 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.
- Gilbert & George (1943-; 1942-), Artists. Artist of 1 portrait, Sitter in 12 portraits.
Gilbert & George use themselves and their surroundings in their work whose aim is to 'take the language of art near to total taboo'. IN THE PISS is part of a series entitled New Testamental Pictures, combining microscope images of bodily excretions with naked self-portraits.
- Howgate, Sarah; Nairne, Sandy, A Guide to Contemporary Portraits, 2009, p. 23
- Rideal, Liz, Insights: Self-portraits, 2005, p. 45
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 247
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