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contemporary art

Gilbert & George

The artist duo Gilbert & George, consisting of the Italian Gilbert Prousch and the English George Passmore, has been active since 1969. They have become known for their performance art and brightly colored graphic-style photo-based artworks. They themselves act as sculptures for all their work, including their photos, drawings films and performances. Their work reflects moral factors, such as life, death and evil. Their motto is ‘Art for All’, because art should be something for everyone and not just for a select elite group of people. With their work Gilbert & George had a lot of influence on the Young British Artists, such as Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst and Marc Quinn.