Gilbert & George – Pink Elephants at Herbert Foundation

February 7

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.