Story Oct 3, 2017 London

Private View | Gilbert & George

On October 3, 2017, we hosted a Private View of Gilbert & George: The General Jungle or Carrying on Sculpting at our London location. The artists were with us as guests of honor.

Comprised of twenty-three monumental, multi-panel pieces, The General Jungle or Carrying on Sculpting is one of the earliest manifestations of Gilbert & George’s ‘Art for All’ philosophy, reinforcing their reputation as ‘living sculptures’—an identity and belief maintained by the artists since they met at St Martin’s School of Art, London, fifty years ago this September. This exhibition is the first in the United Kingdom to feature this seminal body of work, early charcoal-on-paper ‘sculptures’ by the renowned artist duo, which was first presented at the Sonnabend Gallery, New York, in 1971. The sheets describe a day in the life of the artists (from ‘THE COLD MORNING LIGHT’, through to ‘THE CHILL OF EVENING’), as they walk through the leafy parks of London, ruminating on the human condition.

LONDON | 22 Old Bond Street

Tuesday, 3 October, 6 – 8 PM

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