Assembled under the artist’s direction, this monograph on the work of Gavin Turk showcases over two decades of artworks.
Gavin Turk has created pioneering works of contemporary art using materials such as painted bronze, wax, and rubbish. His installations, sculptures, and images refer to themes of authorship, authenticity, and identity and national identity. This limited edition boxed volume includes Turk's major works since the early 1990s as well as texts by Iain Sinclair and Judy Collins. The box contains a limited edition print of the cover artwork depicting an antique shop sign.
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.