gilbert and george


“As baby artists, we went to every gallery that there was in London.  Not like young artists now, they go to the galleries-we went to every one on the list, you know, whether they were showing hunting prints, South Kensington or Bond Street, wherever it was, we went to them and said, “We would like to make an exhibition at your gallery-are you interested?”  And they would say, “Well let’s see your slides” or whatever, and we’d say, “Well, that’s not how we do it.  If you would like to do a show, then we will make something'” so they all said no of course.  And we were very impressed by that.  We thought we must be doing something right if they all are saying no.”

-Gilbert and George from Groovy Bob by Harriet Vyner