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Gavin Turk

Ceremonial Biscuit Pendant, 2014

18k gold
2 3/5 in diameter
6.5 cm diameter
Edition of 8 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
£21,600
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About the work
Exhibition history
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Provenance
Louisa Guinness Gallery
London
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Please note that 18k gold chain is not included and will be to be ordered separately.

Please note that 18k gold chain is not included and will be to be ordered separately.

Signature
Incised with the artist's signature, numbered & hallmarked
Series
'Ceremonial Biscuit' series.
Manufacturer
In collaboration with Louisa Guinness
Image rights
Courtesy of Louisa Guinness Gallery
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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About the work
Exhibition history
Bibliography
Provenance
Louisa Guinness Gallery
London
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Please note that 18k gold chain is not included and will be to be ordered separately.

Please note that 18k gold chain is not included and will be to be ordered separately.

Signature
Incised with the artist's signature, numbered & hallmarked
Series
'Ceremonial Biscuit' series.
Manufacturer
In collaboration with Louisa Guinness
Image rights
Courtesy of Louisa Guinness Gallery
Gavin Turk
British, b. 1967
Follow

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

Ceremonial Biscuit Pendant, 2014

18k gold
2 3/5 in diameter
6.5 cm diameter
Edition of 8 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
£21,600
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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