4. Gavin Turk
She sells sea shells on the sea shore
Unsigned (label on the underside of base stand)
Found object and display case
Brain stand:14 x 14 x 31 cm
Object: 5.5cm (height) x 12cm (width) x 7cm (depth)
Plinth: 110cm (height) x 41cm (width) 41cm (depth)
Vitrine 56cm (height) x 36cm (width) x 36cm (depth)
Plinth and vitrine included.
£2,000 - 20,000
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Turk’s installations and sculptures deal with issues of authorship, authenticity and identity. Concerned with the ‘myth’ of the artist and the ‘authorship’ of a work, Turk’s engagement with this modernist, avant-garde debate stretches back to the ready-mades of Marcel Duchamp.
He has pioneered many forms of contemporary British sculpture now taken for granted, including the painted bronze, the waxwork, the recycled art-historical icon and the use of rubbish in art.
Turk’s work has since been collected and exhibited by many major museums and galleries throughout the world.
Turk has achieved much in his career, including receiving an Honorary Doctorate in Arts from the University of East London (2010), the Charles Wollaston Award (2007) and the Jack Goldhill Sculpture Prize (2001) from the Royal Academy of Arts.
He graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1989-91 and Chelsea School of Art in 1986-89
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