Jake And Dinos Chapman (Contemporary Artists)
Jake And Dinos Chapman are two controversial British contemporary artists.
Iakovos "Jake" Chapman (1966) and Konstantinos "Dinos" Chapman (1962) - often known as the Chapman Brothers - are English visual artists. Jake studied at Ravensbourne College of Art (BA) and at Royal College of Art (MA), both in London. Dinos studied at the University of North East London (BA) and also at Royal College of Art (MA).
Jake and Dinos Chapman began their own collaboration in 1991, since their graduation from the Royal College. They make iconoclastic sculpture, prints and installations that examine contemporary politics, religion and morality. They have exhibited extensively, including solo shows in Italy (2010), UK (2009), Hannover (2008), Düsseldorf (2003) and New York (2000).
In 2003, the Chapman brothers were nominated for the Turner Prize - an annual prize presented to a British visual artist under the age of 50 organized by the Tate gallery and staged at Tate Britain.
Guide for collectors
Most of the works by Jake and Dinos Chapman can be found in major museums throughout the world. For example:
- Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA;
- Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA;
- Grazer Kunstverein, Austria;
- the Frank Cohen Collection, Wolverhampton, UK;
- Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany;
- Palazzo Grassi, Venice - the François Pinault Foundation exhibition space, Italy;
- Tate Gallery - namely Tate Britain, UK
- Walker Art Center, Minnesota, USA.
Most expensive work
An Old Master painting called The Crucifixion (made by a "follower of Pieter Brueghel the Younger" and sold at auction for £39,000) has been sold for £750,000 after it had been altered by Jake and Dinos Chapman (for example, the new version includes a woman smoking a fag). The work was sold at the auction in Zurich, Switzerland in 2010.
Most famous works
Beside the fact that a fire in a storage warehouse destroyed many of Chapman's works (including Hell), their existing works are considered as masterpieces of contemporary art. For example:
- The Rape of Creativity; Sex and Death; Übermensch (sold for £241,250 on 30, June 2010 at Christie’s auction in London, UK);
- Fuck Face (sold for £115,250 on 30, June 2010 at Christie’s auction in London, UK);
- Two Faced Cunt (sold for £91,250 on 16, February 2011 at Christie’s auction in London, UK);
- I Wanted to be Popular II (sold for £49,250 on 16, October 2010 at Sotheby’s auction in London, UK);
- One Day You Will No Longer Be Loved (No. XX) (sold for £49,250 on 20, October 2010 at Sotheby’s auction in London, UK);
- One Day You Will No Longer Be Loved II (No. 10) (sold for £31,250 on 16, October 2009 at Sotheby’s auction in London, UK);
- Cyber-Iconic Man (sold for £67,550 on 8, February 2001 at Christie’s auction in London, UK);
- The Island of Dr. Moron (sold for $85,000 on 14, May 2008 at Christie’s auction in New York, USA);
- The Disasters of War (First Edition) (sold for £42,500 on 3, April 2008 at Christie’s auction in London, UK)
- Chapman Family Collection CFC743785242 (sold for $72,100 on 14, May 2009 at Christie’s auction in New York, USA).