Gavin Turk's unforgettable and darkly humorous work uses irony to question the values of pop culture, art, and identity. Loosely involved in the Young British Artists (YBAs) in the late 1980s, Gavin Turk was the serum to the risible self-promotion of artists like Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst. Born in Guildford in 1967, Turk studied at Chelsea College of Art before taking an MA at the Royal College of Art. It was there that Turk achieved… Read more
About the artwork
Brash, colorful, and self referential, this print depicts the artist as Andy Warhol against a bright camouflaged background. Mimicking Warhol's signature fright wig—with strands of hair standing on end, apparently defying gravity—and naming his work after this iconic haircut, Turk both pays homage to and appropriates the artist's famous self portraits from the 1980s.