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Shared Vision

Shared Vision

Volume II

Through the eyes of Gilbert & George

Alan Hollinghurst's The Line of Beauty

This unique signed hand bound volume comes enclosed in a specially hand made solander box together with a print signed by Gilbert and George.

A stunning volume exploring the shimmering physical and political landscape of 1980s' London through the eyes of some of the most talented artists working today. Both art and text explore themes of class war, youth, and the quest for beauty, pleasure and identity. Brought together, these highly individual works reveal thought-provoking contrasts and unexpected sympathies - a startling candour, an uncompromising humour and a shared, deeply tragic, subtext.

Winners of the 1986 Turner Prize, Gilbert and George have achieved global fame and were recently the subject of the Tate Modern's largest ever retrospective for a 'single' artist. Alan Hollinghurst, similarly, is a multi-award winning novelist, whose finely crafted books have earned him a dedicated international following.

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Shared Vision Volume II: The Line of Beauty is published in 100 individually numbered copies, featuring the opening chapter of the original Booker Prize winning novel. Each hand bound volume is signed by Alan Hollinghurst, and presented in a handmade solander box, containing a signed print of a drawing by Gilbert & George. This book is dedicated to the child victims of AIDS/HIV.

This edition is available in two formats:

Leather edition

15 copies bound in full red leather with endpapers by world renowned craftsman Claire Maziarczyk and lettered I - XV. Enclosed in a hand made solander box.

Price: ₤595
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Quarter bound edition

85 numbered copies numbered 1 - 85. Each of these books is quarter bound in cream cloth on dark hand patterned board by Claire Maziarczyk and enclosed in a hand made solander box.

Price: ₤395
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Death after Life

30 large (c.100 x 40cm) numbered prints of Gilbert & George's vivid work 'Death after Life' are also available to purchase separately. Specially produced to accompany this edition, these are ideal for framing. Each is signed by Gilbert & George.
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About the artist

Gilbert & George first met while studying sculpture in St Martins School of Art in London. Since then, their prolific output of highly original and striking art has earned them the Turner Prize and huge international acclaim. The duo refer to themselves as 'living sculptures' and their best known works - their vivid large-scale photo-montages - often feature the artists themselves, as well as a diverse range of images inspired by their daily London environment.

About the author

Alan Hollinghurst's debut novel, The Swimming Pool Library, was published in 1988, earning him the Somerset Maughan Award. He has since published three more novels: The Folding Star, for which he was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, The Spell, and Line of Beauty, for which he won the Booker Prize in 2004. Alan Hollinghurst was born in Gloucestershire and educated at Magdalen College, Oxford. He currently lives in London.

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Gilbert & George at the Tate Modern

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Quarter bound edition

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Order your quarter bound copy of Shared Vision Vol II: The Line of Beauty

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Leather edition

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Order your leather copy of Shared Vision II: The Line of Beauty

Price: ₤595

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Death after Life

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