Groucho Art Tour & Brunch: Gavin Turk
Gavin Turk is the next artist to show at Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery and is welcoming a small group of Groucho members to view the show and talk to us. This guided tour will be followed by brunch back at the Club.
‘Who What When Where How and Why’ 23rd November 2016 – 19th March 2017
Newport Street Gallery will host the first major solo exhibition of work by British artist Gavin Turk since 2002.
Spanning almost three decades, ‘Who What When Where How and Why’ will showcase works from throughout the artist’s career, many exhibited together for the first time.
Turk’s work focuses on the anti-hero, the recycling of art history, waste and refuse, the signature and the painted bronze. Tracing his early interest in themes pertaining to authorship, identity and the artist, the show features ‘Cave’, the now iconic blue plaque installation that was exhibited in Turk’s Royal College of Art degree show in 1991. Works from the artist’s Signature series also feature alongside four life-sized figure sculptures, as well as painted bronze Rubbish pieces. Drawn entirely from Damien Hirst’s collection, other highlights include Turk’s re-imagining of Warhol’s Elvis screen prints, his ‘recycled’ Magritte self-portrait, Godot (1996), and the bronze Ariadne (2006–2014), which is based on de Chirico’s series of paintings of the statue.