Newport Street Gallery is pleased to present ‘Who What When Where How and Why’, a solo exhibition of work by renowned British artist Gavin Turk, open to the public until 19th March 2017.
‘Who What When Where How and Why’ spans twenty-six years of the artist’s career and features over seventy works. The exhibition – which includes new and previously unexhibited work – is on display throughout Newport Street’s six gallery spaces.
Since emerging onto the London art scene in the early 90s, Turk has dedicated much of his career to exploring notions of authorship, identity and value. Engaging in the central modernist debate initiated by Marcel Duchamp, Turk’s varied work appropriates both familiar everyday objects and
Instantly recognisable artworks by towering figures of twentieth century art such as Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Giorgio de Chirico.
This survey – the first major UK exhibition of the artist’s work to be presented since 2002 – features the iconic Cave, a commemorative blue plaque installation Turk exhibited in his 1991 Royal College of Art degree show, as well as a series of ‘Signature’ works, in which Turk uses his own name as a form of ready-made in order to examine ideas surrounding origin and authenticity.
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