Ever wanted to dress up like Elvis, Andy Warhol or Sid Vicious?
Gavin Turk’s done all three.
Turk began bursted onto the art radar by exhibiting a blue heritage plaque in his studio at the Royal College of Art, which said “Gavin Turk worked here, 1989-1991”.
Turk’s work is full of wit and referential humour, cunningly done through paraphrasing already well-known works of art from the recent past.
He also examines what the paraphernalia of ‘genius’ consists of – a signature; an identifiable style; a marketable identity.Follow @ispyer