Gilbert & George: Drinking Pieces & Video Sculpture 1972 – 73

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
Until July 29
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac has opened new premises in London. As part of its inaugural programme – “Gilbert & George: Drinking Pieces & Video Sculpture 1972 – 73” is now showing at Ely House in Dover Street.
Gilbert & George, Smashed © GILBERT & GEORGE. COURTESY Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London
A celebratory night out back in the 1970’s forms the basis of this exhibition. Gilbert and George had just sold their first piece of art, and a long night of drinking followed.

The pair recorded their experiences on film and it’s this collection of black and white photographs and a series of video sculptures that are currently on display at a new gallery in W1.

With names like “Swaying” and “Falling”, the titles clearly reflect the state of both artists during that evening, and the distorted and blurry content easily evokes feelings of inebriation in the viewer.

The exhibition runs until the end of July.


Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac , Ely House, 37 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4NJ
Green Park
Opening hours:
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 - 18:00
Entry fee:
April 28 - July 29


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