Cave (edition), 1995

Gavin Turk produced Cave to commemorate the work he made as a student at the Royal College of Art in London. For his final year degree show, Turk mounted the plaque on a wall in an otherwise empty room of the college. The plaque - a replica of those used by English Heritage to mark the homes of distinguished people - reads 'Gavin Turk, Sculptor, worked here 1989–1991'. Cave, now regarded as one of Turk’s most iconic pieces, earned the artist a Fail on his Masters course. The work coincided with a change in tide in the British art scene and the birth of the Young British Artists.