GILLIAN WEARING - perhaps one of the most recognisable portrait series.  Wearing asked members of the public to right a personal thought on a sign, which she then Photographed them with

Private lines: Gillian Wearing's signs – in pictures

Gillian Wearing OBE ‘‘I’m desperate’’, © Gillian Wearing, courtesy Maureen Paley/ Interim Art, London She stops people in the street, gives them a pen and paper then asks them to write whatever they feel like.

Love the sentiment, and love the light

Private lines: Gillian Wearing's signs – in pictures

Gillian Wearing photographed strangers who opened up by displaying their feelings and inner turmoil using a placard

'Whitechapel x'  Gillian Wearing One of my favourite Wearing pieces. There are individuals that we look to for help, authority and control. We would never stop to think that they might not feel in control themselves.

gillian wearing: Help from ‘Signs that Say What You Want Them to Say and Not Signs that Say What Someone Else Wants You to Say’

Gillian Wearing: Me

Private lines: Gillian Wearing's signs – in pictures

Gillian Wearing OBE          'I have been certified as mildly insane!' 1992-3

Gillian Wearing, 'I have been certified as mildly insane!' From Signs that Say What You Want Them To Say and Not Signs that Say What Someone Else Wants You To Say,

Signs that say what you want them to say and not Signs that say what someone elsewants you to say ALL I EVER WANTED WAS LOVE by Gillian Wearing

View Signs that say what you want them to say and not Signs that say what someone elsewants you to say ALL I EVER WANTED WAS LOVE by Gillian Wearing on artnet. Browse more artworks Gillian Wearing from Maureen Paley.

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Private lines: Gillian Wearing's signs – in pictures

Gillian Wearing Signs that say what you want them to say and not Signs that say what someone else wants you to say (Work towards world peace)

Gillian Wearing

Private lines: Gillian Wearing's signs – in pictures

I really love Regents park.

1992, SÉRIE SIGNS THAT SAY WHAT YOU WANT THEM TO SAY AND NOT SIGNS THAT SAY WHAT SOMEONE ELSE WANTS YOU TO SAY, COURTESY GALERIE MAUREEN PALEY, LONDRES © Gillian Wearing

GILLIAN WEARING

Gillian Wearing OBE ‘‘I signed on and they would not give me nothing’’, © Gillian Wearing, courtesy Maureen Paley/ Interim Art, London


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