Fondation Louis Vuitton
GILBERT & GEORGE.
THERE WERE TWO YOUNG MEN,APRIL 1971
Through August 26, 2019
Through 26 August 2019, the Fondation presents a complete version of a rare series by Gilbert & George, “There Were Two Young Men” (April 1971), a “charcoal on paper sculpture” in six parts belonging to the Fondation’s collection. Prior to this exhibition, this work was only shown once, in 1971, at the Sperone Gallery in Turin. It is part of a series of 13 “sculptures”, created between 1970 and 1974, and now dispersed around the world.
There Were Two Young Men is presented alongside other works by Gilbert & George drawn on similar inspirations, such as Limericks (1971) a “postal sculpture” also in the Fondation’s Collection, Nature Photo Piece (1971), a composition of black-and-white photographs, as well as two contemporary “video sculptures”.