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‘Les Bikes du Bois Rond’ by Gavin Turk


Image courtesy of the artist


Gavin Turk - lead artist
'les bikes du bois rond' 2010


Gavin Turk contributed to Fleet’s overall artistic vision, curating an exhibition at the Town Hall Galleries, Ipswich from the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais collection. and supporting the artists commissioned to undertake residencies, projects and commissions. His project ‘Les Bikes du Bois Rond’ was a response to the work of Polish artist Andre Cadere. The bicycles were used for a series of bicycle rides in Suffolk, Essex, and Lille, France, and were included in Frieze 2010.


Gavin Turk achieved notoriety for his final piece at the Royal College of Art – a blue heritage plaque inscribed ‘Gavin Turk worked here 1989-1991’. He is one of the most respected of his generation of Young British Artists and is well known for his recycling and paraphrases of works of art.