Gilbert & George: The Singing Sculpture, Thames and Hudson, 1993, Fine w/DJ

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Gilbert & George: The Singing Sculpture Author: Carter Ratcliff and Robert Rosenblum Publisher: Thames and Hudson Release Date: 1993 Seller Category: ART MONOGRAPHS Qty Available: 1 Condition: Used: Excellent Sku: 00715 Notes: A Fine book in a Fine dust jacket, fo, 13 3/4" x 10." Red cloth-covered boards in a multicolored pictorial paper dust jacket. Color illustrations from Gilbert & George's performance on front and back. Pink lettering on white dust jacket spine. Covers pristine and intact, binding tight. Dust jacket enclosed in a tipped-in plastic sleeve, else clean and intact. Pages have occasional marks, else clean and intact. Includes 50 illustrations, 34 in black-and-white, 20 in color. 63 pp., including illustrations and Selected Bibliography. Art critic Carter Ratcliff and art historian Robert Rosenblum write about Gilbert & George's famous performance art, _The Singing Sculpture_. Gilbert & George describe their own artwork as "[t]he most beautiful, moving, original, fascinating and serious art-piece you have ever seen. It consists of two sculptors, one stick, one glove and one song." Excerpt from front flap: "Gilbert & George first presented _The Singing Sculpture_ in 1969, then repeated it over the next three years in the U.K., Europe, and Australia, and for the opening of New York's Sonnabend Gallery in 1971. Mounting a table, their faces and hands painted in metallic colours and wearing neat, if ill-fitting suits, they executed automaton-like movements as a cassette recorder repeatedly played 'Underneath the Arches,' Flanagan and Allen's Depression-era song about two down-at-heel drifters who 'dream our dreams away.'" Italian artist Gilbert Prousch (or, Proesch, b. 1943) and British artist George Passmore (b. 1942) make up the collaborative art duo, Gilbert & George. They are best-known for their performance art and graphic photo-based artworks known as _The Pictures_. While they have been open about their conservative political views, their art has a decidedly anti-elitist bent. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.