Gilbert and George
The two first met in 1967 while studying sculpture at Saint Martin's School of Art. They say they came together because George was the only person who could understand Gilbert's rather poor English. In a 2002 interview with the Daily Telegraph, they said of their meeting: "it was love at first sight". They have claimed that they married in 2008.
For many years, Gilbert & George have been residents of Fournier Street, Spitalfields, East London. Their entire body of work has been created in, and focused on, the East End, which they see as a microcosm. According to George, "Nothing happens in the world that doesn't happen in the East End."
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- Interview with Gilbert & George, Daily Telegraph, 28 May 2002
- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/5743120/Gilbert-and-George-Margaret-Thatcher-did-a-lot-for-art.html "Gilbert and George: 'Margaret Thatcher did a lot for art'" Daily Telegraph