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Beard Code, 2016 - special edition print (run of 250) by Gilbert & George


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A fabulous giclée print from a run of just 250 by Gilbert and George. 

'The Beard Pictures' are a series of photo-pieces by Gilbert and George depicting the artist duo wearing beards made from a surreal range of materials such as brightly coloured leaves, demonstrating both the religious and cultural context of facial hair.

Giclée print embossed with King & McGaw Editions stamp. 330 gsm Somerset Enhanced Velvet paper. 

Approximate dimensions: 72 x 120 cm

Please hang away from direct sunlight to prevent fading. We send out posters rolled in tubes. 

Gilbert & George began creating art together in 1967 when they met at St Martins School of Art, and from the beginning, in their films and ‘LIVING SCULPTURE’ they appeared as figures in their own art. The artists believe that everything is potential subject matter for their art and they have always addressed social issues, taboos and artistic conventions. Implicit in their art is the idea that an artist’s sacrifice and personal investment is a necessary condition of art. The backdrop and inspiration for much of their art is the East End of London where Gilbert & George have lived and created art for more than 50 years. From street signs to Ginkgo trees, from chewing gum on the pavements to vistas of urban grandeur and decay, their art is both an ongoing portrait of a city and a reflection on the human condition. Gilbert & George have confronted many of the fundamental issues of existence: sex, money, religion, corruption, violence, hope, fear, racial tension, patriotism, addiction and death.