Gilbert & George

Jack Freak Pictures

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Gilbert & George
Jack Freak Pictures

Text(s) by Michael Bracewell, graphic design by Gilbert & George

English, German

2009. 176 pp., 153 ills.


30.80 x 25.10 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-2505-7

A powerful and provocative look at the British national flag

The artists Gilbert & George (*1943/1942) have been creating their extraordinary, trademark, large-scale pictures for more than forty years. In their deeply serious, visually powerful, yet to some provocative way, the artists explore themes such as religion, sexuality, and discrimination.
With 153 color illustrations, this publication presents the artists’ new, comprehensive group of works entitled Jack Freak Pictures. The series focuses on the British national symbol, the Union Jack, and all of its different connotations—from its being a metaphor for national pride to being a cult symbol of British pop culture. Surrounded by medals and amulets, the streets of London , and the red, white, and blue of the national flag, as has been the case in their past works, Gilbert & George are not only the creators, but also the inhabitants of their own visual world.

Exhibition schedule: Arndt & Partner, Berlin, June 16–September 18, 2009 | Thaddeus Ropac, Paris, June 20–July 28, 2009 | White Cube, London, July 10–August 22, 2009 | Baronian_Fancey, Brussels, September 10–October 31, 2009 | Thaddeus Ropac, Salzburg, October 3–November 21, 2009 | Bernier/Eliades, Athens, November 19, 2009–January 9, 2010 | Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, December 18, 2009–February 6, 2010 | Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga, February 5–May 16, 2010 · Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, June 17–October 9, 2011

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