Pauline Boty

1938–1966

Pauline Boty, ‘The Only Blonde in the World’ 1963
The Only Blonde in the World 1963
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Biography

Pauline Boty (6 March 1938 – 1 July 1966) was a founder of the British Pop art movement and the only female painter in the British wing of the movement. Boty's paintings and collages often demonstrated a joy in self-assured femininity and female sexuality, and expressed overt or implicit criticism of the "man's world" in which she lived. Her rebellious art, combined with her free-spirited lifestyle, has made Boty a herald of 1970s feminism.

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This is Britain: Lauren Laverne

This is Britain: The Home of British Art.  Presenter Lauren Laverne picks two works from the BP British Art Displays ...

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Michael Bracewell on Pauline Boty

Writer and novelist Michael Bracewell discusses Pauline Boty's portrait of Marilyn Monroe

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Up close and personal: Tate Britain New Displays II

Amanda Delew , Pen Hadow , Chris Stephens , Peter Peri and Michael Bracewell

Tate Britain’s recent rehang, which follows a broadly chronological sequence, includes focused individual displays that highlight new research as ...

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