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Douglas Gordon: 5 times 50 seconds

On love, wolves and the revolution from British art’s enfant terrible


Douglas Gordon (born 1966) is a Scottish artist who is hypersensitive, sentimental, receptive, and capable of creating beautiful images as well as very trashy ones. He won the Turner Prize in 1996 and the Hugo Boss Prize in 1998. He is a truly unpredictable "enfant terrible", not like Damien Hirst, for example, who is now interviewed via his lawyer. Douglas Gordon is utterly free and sincere too. He is someone who is both meticulous and free, disordered and spontaneous; a man in a state of permanent ebullience who is also a charming actor.

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