Our inaugural show ‘THE PARADISICAL PICTURES’ has now officially closed.

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who visited the exhibition and supported the Centre over the past year. It was a pleasure to welcome almost 40,000 visitors and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

The Gilbert & George Centre will be closed for a changeover period as we prepare for our upcoming Spring show. Please follow us on Instagram and visit our website to stay updated with our behind-the-scenes preparations.

Gilbert & George – Pink Elephants on show at the Herbert Foundation – Loods, Belgium, now until the 28th July 2024.

Gilbert and George have been working as two people but one artist since the early 1960s. For Gilbert & George there is no distinction between the artist and the artwork. “The life of Gilbert & George is art.” Their versatile oeuvre is both current and provocative and is equally romantic and humorous. Although they always place themselves and their lives at the centre of their art, they transcend the personal and their work touches upon universal themes such as identity, sexuality, religion, and politics. The presentation Gilbert & George – Pink Elephants emphasises Gilbert & George’s early work and shows the radical position they took from the outset.

The exhibition is part of a series of focus presentations where works and documents form the basis to elaborate further on the multifaceted oeuvres of the artists in the collection of Annick and Anton Herbert.

Text by Herbert Foundation

Works in the exhibition include Gilbert & George’s 1974 ‘INCA PISCO’ and three of their iconic ‘DIRTY WORDS PICTURES’ from 1977.

To find out more about Pink Elephants visit Herbert Foundation here.

Images: Exhibition views of ‘Gilbert & George – Pink Elephants’ at Herbert Foundation – Loods. Photograph by Kristien Daem.

Our inaugural show ‘THE PARADISICAL PICTURES’ will be on view at the Centre until Sunday 11th February 2024.

If you haven’t had the chance to visit us yet, we’d love to welcome you in our final weeks of the show!

Located in the heart of Spitalfields, just off Brick Lane at 5a Heneage Street, London, E1 5LJ. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am – 6pm.

Free admission: ART FOR ALL

More news to follow soon on our upcoming Spring 2024 exhibition!

The Gilbert & George Centre is officially welcoming in the New Year with extended opening days of Wednesdays to Sundays, 11am to 6pm.

We would like to offer our gratitude to everyone for supporting us in our opening year. Stay tuned for our new exhibition opening in Spring 2024!

Visit us as we delve into the concluding weeks of ‘THE PARADISICAL PICTURES’; we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to meet even more of you!

Image: ‘NEW YEAR WORLD’, 241 X 175 cm from the 1989 POSTCARD PICTURES

We would like to extend a thank you to everyone for their support during our inaugural year. Since opening our doors and our inaugural exhibition ‘THE PARADISICAL PICTURES’ in April, we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming almost 40,000 visitors and look forward to welcoming many more in 2024!

The Centre will be closing on Friday 22nd December for the festive period and will reopen Wednesday 3rd January 2024. From Wednesday 3rd January, we are pleased to announce our extended opening days will be Wednesday to Sunday, 11AM – 6PM.

ROYAL INK WASHES

To commemorate and celebrate the accession of Charles III to the throne, Gilbert & George have created a new suite of eight luscious Royal Ink Washes.

Individually created, with rich, heavy brushstrokes in a palette of red, white, blue and gold, they depict exclamations associated with the monarchy.

Each of the eight designs is numbered and signed by Gilbert & George, in an edition size of 50 unique originals.

Available now only from The Gilbert & George Centre.

Prior to purchase, images of all ink washes can be viewed in our online shop here. Preferred edition number(s) can be purchased (if still available).

Special 400 gsm watercolour paper and Indian ink with designs in horizontal and vertical formats.

Each ink wash is sold unframed: £2,000 each

All proceeds directly benefit The Centre and go towards making the Centre open to all – ART FOR ALL.

TO BE WITH ART IS ALL WE ASK

'To Be With Art Is All We Ask' 1970

2019 ROSY

'ROSY' from THE PARADISICAL PICTURES

To Be With Art Is All We Ask.

Our art is DEATH, HOPE, LIFE, FEAR, SEX, MONEY, RACE, RELIGION, SHITTY, NAKED, HUMAN, WORLD.

We welcome you to the opening of The Gilbert & George Centre on the 1 April 2023.

The inaugural exhibition at The Gilbert & George Centre will be THE PARADISICAL PICTURES, exhibited in London for the first time.

Love Always and All Ways

x Gilbert & George x