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Gilbert & GeorgeFaith Drop 1991

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Artist
Gilbert & George (born 1943, born 1942)
Title
Faith Drop
Date 1991
Medium15 photographs, gelatin silver print on paper with dye on paper mounted onto board
Dimensionsdisplayed: 2538 x 3540 x 25 mm
Collection
Acquisition ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
Reference
AR00176
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From the series ‘New Democratic Pictures’, Faith Drop is among the first works in which the artists depict themselves naked. They are shown devoutly on their knees, held aloft on the open palms of giant arms. Falling from the sky are oval-shaped pieces of ecclesiastical architecture, such as rose windows. They bear symbols which reflect many of the world’s religions. The soft pink and warm yellow colours lend the picture an idyllic quality.

February 2010

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