Gilbert & George Deatho Knocko 1982

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Artist
Gilbert & George born 1943, born 1942
Title
Deatho Knocko
Date 1982
Medium 56 photographs, gelatin silver print on paper mounted onto board
Dimensions Displayed: 4235 x 4040 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Janet Wolfson de Botton 1996
Reference
T07157
Not on display

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Gilbert & George have adopted the identity of ‘living sculptures’ in both their art and their daily lives. They began to make pictures as a way of extending the idea of living sculpture that did not require their physical presence. ‘We are there like the viewer is there’, they have said, and even in the rare circumstances where they are not recognisably included, they insist that the pictures are to some degree self-portraits. Deatho Knocko was one of their earliest large-scale works.

February 2011

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