Gilbert & George, ‘Dragon’, 1980, Phillips

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Each 60.5 x 50.2 cm (23 7/8 x 19 3/4 in.)
Overall 60.5 x 150.6 cm (23 7/8 x 59 1/4 in.)

Signature: part three signed, titled and dated '"Dragon" Gilbert & George 1980' lower right

CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux; Basel, Kunsthalle; Brussels, Palais des Beaux Arts; Madrid, Palacio de Velazquez, Parque del Retiro; Munich, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus; London, Hayward Gallery, Gilbert & George The Complete Pictures 1971-1985, 9 May 1986 - 26 September 1987, p. 169 (illustrated)

Rudi Fuchs, ed., Gilbert and George: The Complete Pictures 1971-2005, vol. I, London, 2007, p. 370 (illustrated)
Inigo Philbrick and Hans Ulrich Obrist, eds., Gilbert & George Art Titles 1969-2010, Cologne, 2011, p. 23

Anthony d’Offay, London
Private Collection, Tokyo

About Gilbert & George

“Art for all” is the credo of Gilbert & George, who met in 1967 while students at St. Martin’s in London. Transcending the modernist tenets of Conceptual, Performance, and Process art, the duo gained critical acclaim for their legendary 1970 performance The Singing Sculpture, in which they established themselves as “living sculptures.” Since, the duo have been known for their cultivated public persona—they appear in public only together, wearing distinctive suits and insisting that their lives and their art are inseparable. Gilbert & George have expanded their practice over the past decades to a variety of media—books, film, painting, postcards, photomontages—their signature style drawing on a Pop sensibility and the appropriation of mass media images. Swinging between the whimsical and the obscene (one series depicted bodily fluids and sexual acts), Gilbert & George have explored a wide breadth of subjects pertaining to race, sexuality, religion, and mortality.

British, 1943 and 1942, San Martin de Tor, Italy and Plymouth, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom