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Gilbert & George

(1943-; 1942-), Artists

Sitter in 14 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
Operating as one artist, Gilbert Proesch (b.1943) and George Passmore (b.1942) met in the 1960s, when they were both studying at St Martin's School of Art, London. They have lived and worked together as Gilbert & George since 1968. Moving to the working-class neighbourhood of Spitalfields, London, they revolted against art's elitism, naming their work 'Art for all' and declaring themselves 'living sculptures'. They later produced conceptual pieces and photo-works. In 1986, Gilbert & George were awarded the Turner Prize and in 2005, represented Britain at the Venice Biennale. Solo exhibitions include those at the Pompidou Centre, Paris (1981), the Baltimore Museum of Art (1984), the Guggenheim (1985) and a major retrospective at Tate Modern (2007).

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Gilbert & George, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1876

Gilbert & George

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 1985
NPG P1876

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
hand-coloured gelatin silver prints, in nine parts, 1997
On display in Room 28 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
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 Julian Cottrell - NPG x133161

Gilbert & George

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

Gilbert & George, by Julian Cottrell - NPG x133162

Gilbert & George

by Julian Cottrell
silver bromide print, 1971
NPG x133162

Gilbert & George, by David Gwinnutt - NPG x199670

Gilbert & George

by David Gwinnutt
modern bromide print from original negative, 1981-1982
NPG x199670

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

'The British Council 70 Years at the Venice Biennale', by Julian Germain - NPG x132893

'The British Council 70 Years at the Venice Biennale'

by Julian Germain
archival inkjet print, 21 October 2009
NPG x132893

Gilbert & George, by Miles Aldridge - NPG x200102

Gilbert & George

by Miles Aldridge
chromogenic print, 2015
NPG x200102

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Gilbert & George

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



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