Jann Haworth
Beads and Background 1963-4

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Jann Haworth born 1942
Beads and Background
Date 1963-4
Medium Screenprint on plastic, 5 printed plastic beads, synthetic material and nylon rope
Dimensions Overall display dimensions variable
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Not on display

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Jann Haworth came from California to study at the Slade School of Art, where she adopted sewing and upholstery to create soft figurative sculpture as a way to explore popular culture while still asserting the value of traditional female artisinal activities. This is one of several soft sculptures of oversized pieces of jewellery that Haworth made at the time and was exhibited in her first solo exhibition at the Robert Fraser gallery in 1966. She and her first husband Peter Blake collaborated in 1967 on the cut-outs of famous figures for The Beatles’ album Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

October 2013

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