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Gavin Turk

Boot print, 2009

Monoprint
19 7/10 × 19 7/10 in
50 × 50 cm
Edition of 200
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Signed and dated in pencil, from an edition of 200, printed and published by the artist, 500 x 500mm (19 5/8 x 19 5/8in) (unframed)

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Gavin Turk
British, b. 1967
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Gavin Turk, one of Britain's infamous Young British Artists, is drawn to ideas about originality, self-obsession, and the nature of authentic expression. In paintings, photographs, sculpture, and video installations, Turk explores how particular pieces of art achieve masterpiece status and how artists themselves become celebrities. Mining diverse sources, from art history to popular culture, Turk examines the value structure inherent in the creative process. Joseph Beuys, Jackson Pollock, Elvis Presley, and Andy Warhol are among the celebrity artists who have captured Turk’s imagination. In a 2009 installation, Turk, sardonically questioning the value of an individual artist’s signature style, presented a series of abstract paintings that looked just like Pollock’s work. On close inspection, one discovers that the paintings are constructed not from dripped paint, but rather from layers of Turk’s painted signature.

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Signed and dated in pencil, from an edition of 200, printed and published by the artist, 500 x …

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Signed and dated in pencil, from an edition of 200, printed and published by the artist, 500 x 500mm (19 5/8 x 19 5/8in) (unframed)

Please Note: This lot is sold subject to Artists Resale Rights, details of which can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

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Gavin Turk
British, b. 1967
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Gavin Turk, one of Britain's infamous Young British Artists, is drawn to ideas about originality, self-obsession, and the nature of authentic expression. In paintings, photographs, sculpture, and video installations, Turk explores how particular pieces of art achieve masterpiece status and how artists themselves become celebrities. Mining diverse sources, from art history to popular culture, Turk examines the value structure inherent in the creative process. Joseph Beuys, Jackson Pollock, Elvis Presley, and Andy Warhol are among the celebrity artists who have captured Turk’s imagination. In a 2009 installation, Turk, sardonically questioning the value of an individual artist’s signature style, presented a series of abstract paintings that looked just like Pollock’s work. On close inspection, one discovers that the paintings are constructed not from dripped paint, but rather from layers of Turk’s painted signature.

Gavin Turk

Boot print, 2009

Monoprint
19 7/10 × 19 7/10 in
50 × 50 cm
Edition of 200
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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