Gilbert and George 1968 to 1980, Eindhoven, SIGNED Very Good Softcover

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Gilbert & George. Municipal Van Abbemuseum,1980 

ISBN: 9070149036

Very Good all 4to, 11 1/2" x 10" SIGNED by the artists, "Best Wishes, Gilbert + George," introductory text by Carter Radcliff, stiff black pictorial wraps duotone image of the artists to front, some minor shelfwear to edges, and back cover, otherwise interior clean, tightly bound. Published on the occasion of a massive traveling retrospect of the British pop art duo's exhibit in 1980-81. Rife with black-and-white and full-color images in chronological order, including "Living Sculpture", "Charcoal on Paper," "Cherry Blossom" and "Mental," to name a few. 316 pp., including Biography, Publications, Postal Sculptures, Magazine Sculptures, Works in Edition, Sculpture on Videotape, Living Sculpture Presentations, Museum Exhibitions, Group Exhibitions, and Selected Bibliography. Gilbert Proesch (1943-) and George Passmore (1942-) met in art school in 1967, and have been making dynamic, confrontational concept and pop art ever since. They invented a now-common trope by painting themselves to look like statues and performing robotic songs as "singing sculptures," blurring the lines between life and art. Their philosophy is that no topic is off-limits, whether it's politics or pooping. They steal from British royal iconography's crests and primary color palettes, stuffy corporate personae, and labor movement imagery. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.