Theaster Gates
Bitch I Made This Pot (2013)

Lithograph, screen print and rubber stamp on Somerset tub sized 310gsm
60 x 80 cm
Edition of 100 prints, each accompanied by a signed numbered certificate.


About the work

For the duration of the remarkable group show, Spirit of Utopia at the Whitechapel Gallery (July - September, 2013), Theaster Gates has created a studio for making pottery, training apprentices and investigating skill, teaching and craft. In the spirit of William Morris, labour becomes both communal and uplifting. The limited edition, Bitch, I Made this Pot, 2013 is wryly emblematic of this extraordinary and playful installation.

About the artist

Informed by his training as an urban planner and sculptor, Theaster Gates produces works which develop urban spaces through performance art and the critical engagement of the public. Born in 1973 in Chicago, where he continues to live and work, Gates attempts to bridge the gap between art and life have lead to a body of work which initiates and encourages social interaction, creating vibrant urban spaces which act as grounds of social and political change.


Selected exhibitions

Gates has exhibited at both national and international levels, showing currently at the 2013 Venice Biennale, and Documenta, Kassel in 2012. He has also exhibited at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia (2013) and solo shows include the White Cube, London (2012), the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (2011), and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2009) . Group exhibitions include the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2012), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2009), Chicago Cultural Centre (2008) and Tokoname Museum of Ceramic History, Japan (2005).


Whitechapel Gallery editions are generously donated by the artists. All proceeds from the sale of these works directly support our exhibition and education programmes.

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