FAITH DROP
© Gilbert & George

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FAITH DROP 1991
  • Artist Rooms
From the series ‘New Democratic Pictures’, ‘Faith Drop’ is among the first works in which the artists depict themselves naked. They are shown devoutly on their knees, held aloft on the open palms of giant arms. Falling from the sky are oval-shaped pieces of ecclesiastical architecture, such as rose windows. These bear symbols which reflect many of the world’s religions. The soft pinks and warm yellows lend the picture an otherworldly quality.

Details

  • Acc. No. AR00176
  • Medium 15 photographs, gelatin silver print on paper with dye on paper mounted onto board
  • Size 253.80 x 354.00 x 2.50 cm
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008