This sticker designed for cars is a détournement of the GB sticker representing British cars travelling abroad. This edition was originally created in conjunction with a series of signed car boots for sale at London’s 2007 Art Car Boot Fair. It is both a ‘signing’ or a stamp of the artist’s authority but also a subversion of what it means to be British. This sticker is an irreverent homage to our Top Gear nation.
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.