Gilbert & GeorgeNaked Eye 1994

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Artist
Gilbert & George (born 1943, born 1942)
Title
Naked Eye
Date 1994
Medium27 photographs, colour, on paper mounted onto board
Dimensionsimage, each: 845 x 710 mm overall: 2530 x 6390 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artists 1999
Reference
T07493
Not on display

Summary

Naked Eye is one of a group of works made in 1994 called The Naked Shit Pictures which were exhibited at the Jablonka Galerie, Cologne in 1994-5 and at the South London Gallery in 1995. In both exhibitions this frieze-like composition, with its striking contrasts of scale, was displayed high on the gallery walls. As the title indicates, works in the group depict the artists naked, or semi-dressed, often in conjunction with scaled-up images of faeces. These primary motifs are juxtaposed with urban or parkland scenes, giant anonymous suited bodies and limbs or faces of the artists, or set against colour grounds. Marked contrasts in scale are a dominant feature in the series… (read more)

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