The Laws of Sculptors

Gilbert & George, 1967

  1. Always be smartly dressed, well groomed relaxed friendly polite and in complete control
  2. Make the world to believe in you and to pay heavily for this privilege
  3. Never worry assess discuss or criticize but remain quiet, respectful and calm.
  4. The lord chisels still, so don’t leave your bench for long.

Gilbert Prousch, sometimes referred to as Gilbert Proesch and George Passmore are two artists who work together as the collaborative art duo Gilbert & George. They are known for their distinctive and highly formal appearance and manner in performance art, and also for their brightly colored graphic-style photo-based artworks. 1

“They’re not asking any questions,” continues Gilbert. “We are quite disillusioned with that kind of art ourselves. We want an art that is in your face: aggressive. We are confrontational. Freedom of speech, we call it. To say what we want.” 2


  1. Wikipedia
  2. The Guardian