Sunday, July 09, 2006

Gilbert & George


Blogger Molly Bloom said...

It is interesting the way that you create that contrast between 'hi' figures such as artists/writers and completly dialectically opposing images. It is humorous, but also you create a critical space to think. Great stuff.

Sunday, July 09, 2006 8:20:00 pm  
Blogger Molly Bloom said...

I think 'Gilbert and George' have great humour anyway. And are really quite brave in what they do. And they put their name and address in the phone book...which is great. I think they would love this kind of image.

Sunday, July 09, 2006 8:22:00 pm  
Blogger Dr Anthony Donovan said...

The image is actually of another artist duo, the Russians, Komar and Melamid. Google their work if it's new to you. A tutor on my degree showed us all a Bandung File feature on them, back in 1991. It made me want to paint. Like G&G they combine insight with humour, and a kind of social realism, that is more interesting and less obvious and preachy than the Ken Loach variety. G&G I love. They are giants.

Sunday, July 09, 2006 9:45:00 pm  
Blogger Molly Bloom said...

Yes..they are fab. Met them at the Serpentine Gallery and they are true gents. I think that they would be interested that you didn't use their image for the picture. They would probably love your work. I think I might invite them round to tea one day.

Monday, July 10, 2006 5:13:00 pm  
Blogger Dr Anthony Donovan said...

You should! I stood, art-stalker-like, outside their house in Fournier Street, off Brick Lane, years ago. I was on my way to see the 'Body Worlds' exhibition - all those 'plastinated' dead bodies. Amazing show; not a bit sensational, in my opinion. Full of medical people. G&G and Body Worlds made for an interesting day. And there was all that Queen Mother lying in state stuff, too. I called it my Death Weekend in London. If you haven't seen it, you must see G&G's film, 'The World of Gilbert and George'.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006 7:30:00 am  

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