Gerhard Richter Gilbert, George (381-1, 381-2) 1975

Artwork details

Gerhard Richter born 1932
Gilbert, George (381-1, 381-2)
Date 1975
Medium Oil paint on 2 canvases
Dimensions Support, each: 684 x 631 x 45 mm
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
Not on display

Online caption

Gilbert and George are two artists based in London, who work together as an artistic duo. They became known in the late 1960s as ‘living sculptures’, dressing in similar tweed suits and doing everything together. Life and art were inseparable. In 1975, on the occasion of a show in Düsseldorf, they commissioned Richter to make a portrait of them. Richter made eight paintings in all, using superimposed photographs of the duo in order to suggest their inseparable mutually beneficial identity.

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