Bad Thoughts 7


Sixteen hand-colored gelatin silver prints in artist frames

60.3 x 49.5 cm (23 3/4 x 19 1/2 in.) (each)

A series of portraits of Gilbert&George frames staged photographs where the artist duo appears standing, stiff and still. With a neutral expression on their face, they turn their head sideways or are shown upside down. With the image of the two men thus fragmented, Bad Thoughts 7 appears as a first step towards their famous stained glass-inspired works.

Gilbert&George's artworks are conceived as vast visual poems that humorously decipher the human condition. In order to highlight contemporary society's contradictions and prejudices, the two artists, wearing the same clothes, are often the subjects of their work. By using themselves as artistic material, they become what they call “living sculptures”.

The photo composition Bad Thoughts 7 by Gilbert&George was first presented by the Pinault Collection in the exhibition Dancing With Myself at the Museum Folkwang in Essen (2016).