DAVID ROBILLIARD, Old Flames are Dead Matches, 1987


DAVID ROBILLIARD, Old Flames are Dead Matches, 1987
4 x 5,6 x 0,6 cm
matchbox, matches with coloured heads
signed and dated in print
edition unknown
published by Friedman-Guinness Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
mint condition
each € 195,- plus € 15,- registered mail Trace & Track
inv.DRob 1160_1161-pr


David Robilliard (1952-1988) was a self-taught painter and poet. He shared a studio with Andrew Heard and met Gilbert & George in 1979 who called him their favourite poet. Later on he became one of their models and appeared as the angry young man in the film “The World of Gilbert & George” made in 1981. His poetical one-liners were super fluently present in his paintings and his poetry was performed frequently by the group The Robilliards, Stephen Chamberlain, and Mental Mary who put Robilliard’ s texts into songs.