NY Mag: 63 Minutes with Gilbert & George by Jada Yuan
The artists Gilbert & George promenade up Third Avenue, besuited and side by side, like British septuagenarian Reservoir Dogs. George, 70, the taller one, who was “born with glasses,” wears a Panama hat and a bespoke outfit the color of Earl Grey tea. Gilbert, 69, shorter, with the Italian accent and glasses only for reading, wears a cap and suit the color of split-pea soup. “Rusty and moldy,” George calls their looks, and possibly the men wearing them.
They have the same hair, which is to say white and missing on top; the same facial hair, which is to say none; and the same tie, a riot of blue and orange, given to them by the government of Croatia, thanks to a major exhibition in 2010. The next evening, they will attend their own three-gallery New York opening—at Sonnabend and the two locations of Lehmann Maupin—featuring their “London Pictures” series about urban crime. They will have switched to suits in a lighter fabric and opposite hues: “Tan mouse and country mouse.” See rest of the article here