|About the Book|
The few people who knew them well would describe them as a couple, in the same way that the fictional personas of Morecombe & Wise or Reeves & Mortimer might be- a same sex, straight couple. They met at art school in London, shared a love ofMoreThe few people who knew them well would describe them as a couple, in the same way that the fictional personas of Morecombe & Wise or Reeves & Mortimer might be- a same sex, straight couple. They met at art school in London, shared a love of Gilbert and George that created the basis for the rest of their lives.Accidently they were mistaken for the matching suit toting arty duo and this resulted in the sale of a few paintings and a piece of performance art in a gallery in Spain. Over time they developed their own style, the recreation of famous frauds as living performance art. Keeping faith with the original idea they lived a minimalist life, punctuated by numerous moves and the odd spell in prison for George. He always carried the can, being the larger and more charming he was better suited to spells at her majesties pleasure. Gil was the brains, the behind the scenes back room boy who made it all happen.While George is serving a few months away as a result of their last performance, Gil puts the finishing touches to his most ambitious project. It’s the spring of 2002, Commonwealth Games is in Manchester in July and plenty of arts council grants to be had. A ‘Producers’ style extravaganza with a subtle twist. He hadn’t factored in the arrival of investigative TV documentary maker Henri Desbois on the scene but he was up for the challenge of writing him into the script as well.