This wall sticker is reminiscent of “Trash” Gavin Turks sculpture of 2007, a cast bronze copy of a full bin bag, painted to look real. It was originally made as a throw up sticker for a Graffiti campaign to promote the show ‘More Stuff’ in Geneva.
Gavin Turk was born in Guildford, 1967, and studied at the Royal College of Art. In 1991, he was denied his MA degree from the college having exhibited only a blue heritage plaque of his name on the white walls of the exhibition space. This is the same plaque printed on Turk’s Pretty Taxing disc sleeve.
Questioning the originality and authenticity of art has led to Turk’s eminence as one of the young British artists, and has resulted in his work being collected by Tate Modern, London; Charles Saatchi; Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood, UK and Victoria and Albert Musuem, London.