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A figure whose aims and methods we know - or think we know.
The final self-portraits of Andy Warhol - artist, celebrity, svengali, master-Upsetter - exhibited in London in 1986, provide the visual template for Turk to appropriate in a new suite of screenprinted canvases.
The four resulting canvases were then exhibited in a special exhibition at Sotheby's, Bond Street during Frieze Week.
Any of these creative role-players may swap positions. What you see is what you get at entry point, but it may not be what you get after time. Everyone, not just the Artist, wants to have an effect, invent/re-invent, promote, distort, sabotage.
Recent exhibitions have included: Gavin Turk: 'Me as Him', Riflemaker, London; Gavin Turk: The Negotiation of Purpose, GEM Museum for Contemporary Art, The Hague, The Netherlands; Gavin Turk: Last Year in Eggenburg (The Paradise Show), Schloss Eggenburg, Graz; The Golden Thread, Sculpture at Goodwood, West Sussex; Gavin Turk: et in arcadia eggo, New Art Centre Sculpture Park & Gallery, Salisbury; and Gavin Turk Oeuvre, Tate Britain Sculpture Court Display, London. OXIDISATION PAINTINGS 100 x 100 cms, oxidised copper-prepared canvas conservation-level museum acrylic box and framed support (2007) Exhibited Sothebys London The oxidisation paintings were instigated by a performance at Riflemaker on July 16th as part of Turk's 'Me as Him' exhibition, the 'him' in question being Andy Warhol.