Gavin Turk - Piscio d’Artista

A project in London, UK by Gavin Turk

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Let’s produce, can, sell and ship a new body of work—from the artist’s own body.
Backers: 173
Average Pledge Per Backer: £398

Funded: £68,843 of £20,000
Dates: Sep 13th -> Oct 16th (33 days)
Project By: Gavin Turk
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Latest News

7 DAYS TO GO - News from GT

October 8th - via:
The last few weeks have been busy! Lots of press and lining up with new surprises coming your way, including free new vinyl stickers for you wonderful bakers! pshh one is SHINY!!   (Read More)

Wide Walls Interview - Gavin Turk On Selling Cans of His Own Urine 30th September 2021

October 1st - via:
One of Britain's infamous Young British Artists, Gavin Turk has been exploring ideas about originality, self-obsession, and the nature of authentic expression. Often focusing on waste, he has been making art from bin bags, apple cores, flat tyres,... (Read More)

Woah! 6 pack of Artists Piss for the price of 5!

September 28th - via:
Have you got a friend, who has everything? - Hey! I can tell you something they don't have, a 6 pack of Artist's Piss by Gavin Turk.  Take it to: - a House Party - a Dinner Date  - a Night out with the pals  - Meeting your other halves parents for... (Read More)

The Creative Independent From a conversation with Daniel Sharp September 23, 2021

September 27th - via:
Click image for link to article Why are artists so interested in trash? I was picking up crumpled cans of pop soda cans off the street one day, and I thought, “Oh, these are cool.” You’ve got this 3D object that’s been flattened into a 2D... (Read More)


September 24th - via:
WE HAVE HIT STRETCH GOAL 1 - thank you all so much for being part of this project and process. Over the past few days I have been wondering what the next part of this project could and should look like, I would like to with your continued support,... (Read More)

WHAT WILL THE AVANT-GARDE THINK OF NEXT? Artist Gavin Turk has launched a Kickstarter

September 20th - via:
The Headlines THE MET GALA WAS LAST NIGHT IN NEW YORK, as you may have heard, alighting in September instead of its usual May slot because of the pandemic. The New York Times has a robust look at the scene and the outfits. (The theme:... (Read More)

TAKING THE PISS Thirsty? British artist Gavin Turk is flogging cans of his own urine

September 20th - via:
60 years ago, Italian avant-garde artist Piero Manzoni shook the art world with his Merda d’Artista project, selling tins of his own excrement worth their weight in gold. Launching tomorrow, British artist Gavin Turk will pay homage to the concept... (Read More)

ARTLYST - Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Donald Judd & Gavin Turk 16 September 2021

September 18th - via:
In 1961, three years after they met in Paris, Christo and Jeanne-Claude began creating works of art in public spaces. One of their projects was to wrap a public building. When he arrived in Paris, Christo rented a small room near the Arc de Triomphe... (Read More)

FAD - 13th September 2021 - Mark Westall

September 16th - via:
In 1961, Italian artist Piero Manzoni put his own shit into tin cans and sold them for their weight in gold. Now YBA Gavin Turk is going back to Manzoni and taking his idea one step further –– and frontward –– by sealing 2 year’s worth of... (Read More)

STRETCH GOAL! - Artist's Piss, an Exhibition in Central London, December 2021

September 15th - via:
Very excited to be able to announce our stretch goal of £55k - when raised we will create: Artist’s Piss Exhibition in Central London, December 2021 - With a special invitation to our [CAN DO] ‘Kickstarter community’ - more details to follow,... (Read More)


September 14th - via:
Thank you so much to everyone who has backed this so far,  excited to get the cans going!! We are just working out how to group some rewards and firming up some details on a stretch goal - we will update you shortly.  (Read More)

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