Gilbert & George
Faith Drop 1991

Artwork details

Artist
Gilbert & George born 1943, born 1942
Title
Faith Drop
Date 1991
Medium Photo-piece, 15 parts
Dimensions Displayed: 2538 x 3540 x 25 mm
Collection
No information available
Reference
AR00176
Not on display
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Display caption

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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