About this artwork

This is one of Gilbert & George's multi-part photographic works. It consists of self-portraits of the artists, with Gilbert above and George below. The child-like drawings are purposefully clumsy, a feature that is exaggerated by their huge magnification and adds to their irony since they are clearly not the work of a child. The photographs are printed on yellow-tinted paper which tends to distance the viewer and emphasises the artificial and contrived procedure with which the piece is made, each photograph being enlarged, printed and framed individually.

  • title:
    Exhausted
  • accession number:
    GMA 2507
  • artist:
    Unknown
  • depicted:
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  • materials:
    Sixteen-part photographic work (each part dyed and framed)
  • date created:
    1980
  • measurements:
    242.00 x 202.00 cm (assembled)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1982
  • copyright:
    © GILBERT & GEORGE.
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Gilbert & George

Gilbert & George