Gavin Turk, ‘Triple Pop’, 2009, Joanna Bryant & Julian Page
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Gavin Turk

Triple Pop, 2009

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39 2/5 × 27 3/5 in
100 × 70 cm
Edition of 100
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
London, Hertfordshire
About the work
Joanna Bryant & Julian Page
London, Hertfordshire

Framed 2 colour screenprint. Printed on Somerset Tub Sized 410 gsm paper. Produced by K2, London.

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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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Joanna Bryant & Julian Page
London, Hertfordshire

Framed 2 colour screenprint. Printed on Somerset Tub Sized 410 gsm paper. Produced by K2, London.
'Triple Pop' (2009) registers the reverberations of history surrounding Turk's own iconic wax-work sculpture Pop (1993) - Gavin Turk as Sid Vicious as Elvis Presley. Layers of meaning, interpretation and …

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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

Triple Pop, 2009

Screenprint
39 2/5 × 27 3/5 in
100 × 70 cm
Edition of 100
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
Location
London, Hertfordshire
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