A Drinking Sculpture


9 black & white photographs in artist's frame

170 x 170 cm (66 15/16 x 66 15/16 in.)

A Drinking Sculpture is a spectacular composition bringing together nine black and white photographs. Gilbert and George, the emblematic couple and British contemporary artists, stage themselves suffering from the ravages of alcoholism.

These gloomy, mysterious nocturnal snapshots of glasses and broken bottles suggest a larger scene, while the blurriness suggests drunkenness. Like many of the duo's works, this photo installation tackles personal and social issues head-on.

A Drinking Sculpture by Gilbert and George is in the Pinault Collection. It was presented for the first time in Lille at the 2008 “Passage du temps” (“Passage of Time”) show.