Since 1967, renowned artists Gilbert & George have made themselves into their art, sacrificing their individual identities to devote themselves to a more democratic art practice, which they call “Art for All.” This catalogue presents their formative early work, The General Jungle or Carrying on Sculpting (1971). Comprised of twenty-three monumental, multi-panel charcoal-on-paper sculptures depicting the artists wandering streets and parks in London and inscribed with philosophical slogans, The General Jungle or Carrying on Sculpting was first exhibited at the Sonnabend Gallery in New York in 1971. Published in conjunction with Lévy Gorvy’s exhibition of the work, this fully illustrated catalogue features a newly commissioned essay by Michael Bracewell based on a recent interview with the artists, an original poem by Kostas Anagnopoulos, newspaper reviews from the inaugural exhibition at the Sonnabend Gallery, and a facsimile of the postal sculpture A Day in the Life of George & Gilbert, the sculptors (1971).
Publisher: Lévy Gorvy
Texts: Michael Bracewell, Kostas Anagnopoulos
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 12.25 x 11.25 inches (31 x 28.5 cm)