Gavin Turk, ‘Salvador Dalì’, 2015, Mimmo Scognamiglio / Placido
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Gavin Turk

Salvador Dalì, 2015

Lith Print
19 7/10 × 10 1/5 in
50 × 26 cm
Edition of 3 edition 10
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
Milano, Paris
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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, ‘Salvador Dalì’, 2015, Mimmo Scognamiglio / Placido
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About the work
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

Salvador Dalì, 2015

Lith Print
19 7/10 × 10 1/5 in
50 × 26 cm
Edition of 3 edition 10
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
Milano, Paris
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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