Jack Freak Pictures, 2008
Hatje Cantz 2009
Hardback 176pp Illustrated 245x295mm
9783775725057   Product Code: 97934
The Union Jack flag, equivocal symbol of nation and subculture, is the most prominent feature of the 153 'Jack Freak Pictures' reproduced in this exhibition catalogue. As always in Gilbert and George's work, the artists are also the subject, appearing distorted, dancing and dressed up throughout the series. Other recurring motifs fuse symbols of heritage, nature, religion and modern life, the various elements fragmented and mirrored to create unsettling contortions and kaleidoscopic patterns.