Gilbert and George's colourful piece depicts the artists themselves as angels, amongst male figures and sparkling leaves. At the top of the picture, two graphic eyes are outlined in red, between which the word "LIFE" is shown together with the artists' names and the year 1984. Part of a series entitled "Death Hope Life Fear".
Gilbert & George
423 x 252 cm
Date of work
Original: Multimedia 423 x 252 cm. From Death Hope Life Fear. Tate, London. ® Gilbert and George
British sculptors Gilbert Prousch and George Passmore were born in Italy and Devon respectively. They met in 1967 as students at St Martin's School of Art in London. Their strategy was to make themselves into sculpture, so sacrificing their separate identities to art and turning the notion of creativity on its head.