Life lessons for artists from Gilbert & George

Artists Gilbert and George have a way of transforming the mundane, with their eccentricities teaching us how to pay attention in life and art.
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Gilbert and George via www.mona.net.au. Images below courtesy of the artist

Acclaimed British artists Gilbert and George have long regarded themselves as living sculptures, both in their appearance in matching suits as well as in their committed daily routine.

Sipping cocktails in the belly of David Walsh’s Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) during Mofo 2016, bold letters on the wall as part of the pair’s first Australasian retrospective made the everyday seem artful.

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Madeleine Dore
About the Author
Madeleine Dore is a freelance writer and founder of Extraordinary Routines, an interview project exploring the intersection between creativity and imperfection. She is the previous Deputy Editor at ArtsHub. Follow her on Twitter at @RoutineCurator