Gideon London

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Gideon "Gid" London (1961–2010) was a British artist.

Early years[edit]

London was born on 18 March 1961 in Hampstead, London, he studied Fine Art at Stourbridge College.

Career[edit]

He was a successful film maker and collage artist, in addition to being an ex-member of the ARC group, a London-based collective of international artists, influenced by Kurt Schwitters, who specialized in building site-specific installation art.

From 1987 to 1991 he worked together with the ARC group until it was finally disbanded in November 1991 in Budapest. In 1990 he was included in a show together with the other members of the ARC group at the prestigious Galleria Milano in Italy. In 1995 he took part in a joint project with artist's collective FA+, founded by Swedish artists, Gustavo Aguerre and Ingrid Falk.

In the late 1990s he made a series of Channel Four television documentaries including "The Wonderful World of Lennie Lee". Since 1990, he exhibited widely both in the UK and abroad. His collages are said to echo the work of earlier masters such as by Kurt Schwitters and the Dadaist movement.[1] His work was used for the cover of Zero 7's CD The Garden which was named after his collage.[2] He died on April 10, 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Barbican Arts Group Trust". Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "The London Evening Standard". Retrieved 8 December 2010. 

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