Gilbert & George first presented THE SINGING SCULPTURE in 1969, then repeated it over the next three years in Europe, Australia & the United States. In the fall of 1991, for the twentieth anniversary of the respected Sonnabend Art Gallery in New York, they gave a reprise performance to critical acclaim. Two decades since its inception, THE SINGING SCULPTURE is as fresh, as moving, as relevant- & as controversial- as the day it was created. The book celebrates the event with visually compelling color plates which closely track the work's choreography of expression & gesture, together with a section of striking duotones which document the 1969-71 presentations. The essays reflect on the work's seminal relationship to the themes developed in Gilbert & George's later art, & its groundbreaking place among the disparate avant-garde political & cultural strategies promulgated by such figures as Joseph Beuys & Jeff Koons.Ratcliff, Carter is the author of 'Gilbert and George: The Singing Sculpture' with ISBN 9780963564900 and ISBN 0963564900.