Gilbert & George   
Union Dance - JACK FREAK PICTURES , 2008, 9 panels, 226 × 190 cm

Gilbert & George, Gilbert was born in the Dolomites, Italy in 1943 and George was born in Devon, UK in 1942. Both live and work in London, England.

Gilbert & George began creating art together in 1967 when they met at St Martins School of Art, and from the beginning, in their films and ‘LIVING SCULPTURE’ they appeared as figures in their own art. The artists believe that everything is potential subject matter for their art, and they have always addressed social issues, taboos and artistic conventions. Implicit in their art is the idea that an artist’s sacrifice and personal investment is a necessary condition of art. The backdrop and inspiration for much of their art is the East End of London where Gilbert & George have lived and created art for nearly 50 years.