Gilbert and George: The Urethra Postcard Pictures

Hooray for Hoxton duo Gilbert and George and their new exhibition, The Urethra Postcard Pictures.

Over the past 40 years the East London twosome have transformed from walking artworld pun into respected social commentators (though other titles apportioned to the pair include perverts and blasphemers).

United in their composition, Urethra Postcard Pictures constitutes 13 cloned postcards set against a geometric take on a urethra. Each of the postcards, in trademark patriotic form, feature the Union Jack alongside an advert for sexual services.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Only Gilbert (short) and George (tall), could grant prostitution and civic pride equal weighting. But, no matter the pair’s up-front, vaguely grubby approach, the work is still impeccably neat. Much like the recent Jack Freak Pictures series, The Urethra Postcard Pictures is classic G&G, and deserving of all applause.

Gilbert and George: The Urethra Postcard Pictures will be on show at White Cube Mason’s Yard from 14 Jan until 19 Feb 2011

Words by Alex Tieghi-Walker

M2-1 M2-2

What do you think?

Grand Seiko Hi Beat 36000 GMT Mount Iwate
Watches
Share
10 Beautiful New Watches You Should Treat Yourself To This Winter
​Your wrist assessment for AW16​
Supreme Brick
Fashion
Share
Supreme Made A Branded Brick And It's Selling for £750
This is truly the end of days, friends​​
Alexander Skarsgard
Fashion
Share
The Best Dressed Men Of The Week: Skarsgård, Hiddleston And... Woody Allen?
​See who's got it right over the past seven days
brown brogues
Shoes
Share
The 8 Pairs Of Shoes Every Man Should Own
Men's fashion might often feel like an ever-changing carousel of what's hot, what's not, and what might be hot come A/W 2032, but our edit...
Adidas R1 NMD
Shoes
Share
One Of Adidas' Most-Coveted Trainers Is Finally Coming Back
​​Second time lucky?​
Derek Zoolander
Fashion
Share
Male Models Earn 75% Less Than Women
​​But they do have better career longevity ​
Style
Share
Style Hacks: How To Wear A Breton Top
​Three ways to master the classic pattern
Stranger Things Cast
Fashion
Share
Are The Stranger Things Kids About To Become Louis Vuitton Models?
​They hung out with the brand's creative director for an "exciting project coming up"​
H&M
Style
Share
Watch David Beckham And Kevin Hart Wreck Their Tour Bus In New H&M Video
Will they ever get to Vegas​?
Apple Watch 2
Watches
Share
The 10 Best Smartwatches
​The wearable tech that's as stylish as it is cutting-edge​