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
Depicting the artist as Joseph Beuys—instantly recognizable as such by his signature hat—, the title based on Warhol's In Memory of Joseph Beuys, this colorful print displays Turk's knack for inserting himself into the history of art alongside the greats of the second half of the 20th century. Turk engages strongly with the visual language of Pop, reinventing and appropriating when and where he sees fit.