About this artwork

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.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    FAITH DROP
  • date created:
    1991
  • materials:
    15 photographs, gelatin silver print on paper with dye on paper mounted onto board
  • measurements:
    253.80 x 354.00 x 2.50 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    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
  • accession number:
    AR00176
  • gallery:
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms
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Gilbert & George

Gilbert & George