Gavin Turk is a renowned conceptual artist who rose to prominence in the late 80s as one of the Young British Artists. Turk’s art explores themes of authenticity, identity, and the ‘myth’ of the artist.
Holy Eggs is a series of six prints in which he interprets Lucio Fontana’s La Fine di Dio (The End of God). Turk has chosen to depict the egg as it is a motif that evokes many a theme - life and death, fragility and mortality, and for Turk, the delicate relationship between life and art.
Each archival pigment print in the series is finished with laser-cutting and hand-tearing by Turk. He states: “As I pierce the egg I am following Fontana’s leap into the void, recreating a galaxy, a cosmos.”
From a limited edition of 30, each print in the series is signed by the artist on the front and numbered on the reverse.
Size (cm): 96 x 72.5
Hand Finished: Yes
Medium: Giclee, Print
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Set of Works: Yes
Edition Size: 30
Size (cm): 96 x 72.5
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About the artist
Gavin Turk is one of the cohort of Young British Artists that rose to prominence in the late 80s, becoming known for their shock tactics and entrepreneurial attitudes. Turk’s art deals with matters of authenticity and identity, and explores the ‘myth’ of the artist.
Turk’s artistic career first garnered attention back in 1991 when his tutors at the Royal College of Art refused to pass him based on the artwork he entered into his graduation exhibition. His submission, entitled ‘Cave’, consisted of nothing but a white-washed studio space with a blue heritage plaque on the wall stating, ‘Gavin Turk worked here, 1989-1991’.
‘Cave’ brought Turk instant notoriety, and caught the attention of the art industry. Since then, he has created an extensive body of work questioning the integrity of the artistic identity.