British Artists Gilbert & George Take Their "Jack Freak Pictures" Exhibition to Hamburg


HAMBURG.- With its major spring show, Deichtorhallen Hamburg is once again bringing stars of the international art world to Hamburg. British artists Gilbert & George (born 1943 and 1942) have long since been acknowledged icons of British art, with their joyfully staged breaches of taboos and their stylish appearance as conservative dandies. The show will present the latest, wide-ranging group of pictures the duo has created. Called the “Jack Freak Pictures”. They will be on display in the cathedral-like setting of the large Deichtorhalle from February 25 to May 22, 2011 for the first time more or less in its entirety – some 120 pictures will be on view. The duo’s large-format pictures may in a sense resemble Medieval church windows, but present decidedly profane themes. In this case, Gilbert & George have created a group around the British national symbol, the Union Jack, with all its different conno