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  • Gilbert & George

    Whitechapel Gallery

    Appropriately, Gilbert & George’s photo-piece retrospective ends its European tour in the East End of London, not far from the artists’ Fournier Street home, from which the collaboration has been stage-managed for the last 14 years. Around 1968 the posh but dilapidated pair, silly-ass comedians in old school ties, began an energetic expansion of the term “sculpture” by insisting that their every action qualified for the title. Strolling nonchalantly down country lanes, they dedicated themselves to Art and to a life of “artisticness,” basing their satire on the values and beliefs of the middle

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