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Angus Fairhurst

Proposal for a Public Space, 2006

Screenprint.
23 × 19 3/10 in
58.5 × 49 cm
Edition of 50 + 10AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
£1,000 - 2,500
Location
London
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Published as part of the Serpentine Portfolio
Angus Fairhurst
English, 1966–2008
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Angus Fairhurst was a quiet member of the Young British Artists (YBA), the late 1980s movement typically associated with the flash and notoriety of artists Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. Fairhurst, a classmate, close friend, and influencer of Hirst, was instrumental in organizing the “Freeze” exhibition of 1988, which launched the YBAs and shaped the ensuing decades in British contemporary art. Fairhurst’s conceptual work—which includes sculpture, painting, performance, photography, video, music, printmaking, drawing, and collage—is marked by an anti-establishment sense of humor. In a 1991 commentary on the self-referential qualities of the art world, Fairhurst staged a performance titled Gallery Connections; he connected the phones of London’s premiere contemporary art dealers so that they could only talk to each other. Fairhurst is best known for the recurring motif of gorillas in his work across media.

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About the work
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Published as part of the Serpentine Portfolio
Angus Fairhurst
English, 1966–2008
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Angus Fairhurst was a quiet member of the Young British Artists (YBA), the late 1980s movement typically associated with the flash and notoriety of artists Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. Fairhurst, a classmate, close friend, and influencer of Hirst, was instrumental in organizing the “Freeze” exhibition of 1988, which launched the YBAs and shaped the ensuing decades in British contemporary art. Fairhurst’s conceptual work—which includes sculpture, painting, performance, photography, video, music, printmaking, drawing, and collage—is marked by an anti-establishment sense of humor. In a 1991 commentary on the self-referential qualities of the art world, Fairhurst staged a performance titled Gallery Connections; he connected the phones of London’s premiere contemporary art dealers so that they could only talk to each other. Fairhurst is best known for the recurring motif of gorillas in his work across media.

Angus Fairhurst

Proposal for a Public Space, 2006

Screenprint.
23 × 19 3/10 in
58.5 × 49 cm
Edition of 50 + 10AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
£1,000 - 2,500
Location
London
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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