Untitled (GCHQ)

Langlands and Bell (1955;1959 - )

Screenprint

2015

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Lebanon
    City: Beirut
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell met as students at Middlesex Polytechnic in 1978 and have worked in collaboration ever since. Their practice is primarily concerned with the relationships between people and the architecture in which we live our lives. They have said ‘we shape our buildings, and thereafter they shape us.’ Langlands and Bell have exhibited widely around the world, including exhibitions in Tokyo at TN Probe (1998) and CCA Kitakyushu (1997 and 2020-21). In the late 1990s, they were part of the group of artists known at the time as the ‘Young British Artists’, and their works featured in the 'Sensation' touring exhibition that opened at the Royal Academy in 1997. In the same year, a major touring exhibition of their work from 1986–1996 featured at the Serpentine Gallery, London, the Grey Art Gallery in New York and the Kunsthalle, Bielefeld. In 2004, the artists’ exhibition, 'The House of Osama Bin Laden' won a BAFTA Award in the category of Interactive Arts Installation. The exhibition was shown at the Imperial War Museum, London and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Since 2008, solo exhibitions of Langlands and Bell’s work include shows in London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Kitakyushu and Accra.
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    Title
    Untitled (GCHQ)
    Edition
    31/40
    Date
    2015
    Medium
    Screenprint
    Dimensions
    height: 50.00 cm, width: 50.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Greenhouse Sports, May 2015
    Inscription
    verso, centre: Langlands & Bell 31/40
    Provenance
    Alan Cristea Gallery; sold in aid of Greenhouse Sports and Cancer Research UK, 2015
    GAC number
    18650/13