Gavin Turk
Portrait of Something That I’ll Never Really See, 1997

Gavin Turk, Portrait of Something I'll Never Really See, 1997

Gavin Turk, Portrait of Something I'll Never Really See, 1997, C-type colour print

The two works by Gavin Turk in the SLG collection demonstrate two approaches deployed by Turk in his deliberations into the nature of authorship, originality and authenticity: the self-conscious creation of the ‘myth’ of the artist, conveyed in the self portrait, Portrait of Something that I’ll Never Really See, 1997; and the playful interventions and performances that parody works by other artists.