Meet the Artists: The First Collaboration by the Phenomenal Pop Combo Jake, George, Paul and Dinos
Text by Mark Sanders.
Meet the Artists presents an extraordinary collaborative project between Jake and Dinos Chapman, George Condo and Paul McCarthy. It came about when the four artists were invited by the London arts agency, RS&A, to collaborate on the creation of eight paintings and a set of etchings over a period of one year. The project was commenced in March 2006, when one large canvas, one small canvas and one etching plate were delivered to each artist's studio. The collaborators were given a month to work before their paintings and etching plates were collected and rotated to the next artist in a prearranged sequence. Each canvas and etching plate rotated four times in total so that each participating artist had the chance to be first, second, third and fourth in the sequential makeup of a single painting and etching plate. An exquisite corpse for four of today's most interesting living artists.