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Old 03-21-2007, 10:38 AM
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Re: Gilbert and George - Art as suicide

Hi, Having seen a show of theirs in Leo Castelli gallery (SOHO NYC) I have to say, I'm not impressed with the work. I saw that show in the early 90's and from what I remember, I found the humor, which is a big part of their work, humorless and inane.
the concepts very shallow, not well thought out and the work, as a whole, just stupid!
It's almost as if the point of all their work is just a spoof on the art world and civilization in general and I guess it is, my problem is, it doesn't work at any level beyond, oh lets say Beavis and Butthead.
To me they're just a very poor imitation of Ray Johnson.
Have a great day,
Jeff
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