Gavin Turk

born 1967

Gavin Turk, ‘Metamorphosis’ 2000
Metamorphosis 2000
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Gavin Turk (born 1967) is a British artist, and is considered to be one of the Young British Artists. Turk's oeuvre deals with issues of authenticity and identity, engaged with modernist and avant-garde debates surrounding the 'myth' of the artist and the 'authorship' of a work of art.

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Artist as subject

Film and audio


Lichtenstein and Pop Study Day: Other Worlds of British Pop – Part 1

Audio recording. This study day in March 2013 explored issues raised by the major Roy Lichtenstein retrospective at Tate Modern

Gavin Turk: Authorship and identity

Turk's artworks include images of himself disguised as Sid Vicious, Che Guevara and Andy Warhol


Rob Pruitt's Christmas Flea Market

TateShots explores Rob Pruitt's Flea Market, Tate Modern, 12-13 December 2009


Long Weekend 2009: House of Fairy Tales

TateShots brings you highlights of the House of Fairy Tales at Tate Modern's Long Weekend, Summer 2009


Gavin Turk: Artist’s Talk

Gavin Turk talked to the broadcaster and critic Tim Marlow about recent work.

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