Sam Taylor-Johnson OBE

born 1967

Sam Taylor-Johnson OBE, ‘Brontosaurus’ 1995
Brontosaurus 1995
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Samantha Louise Taylor-Johnson OBE (née Taylor-Wood, born 4 March 1967) is an English filmmaker and photographer. Her directorial feature film debut came in 2009 with Nowhere Boy, a film based on the childhood experiences of the Beatles songwriter and singer John Lennon. She is one of a group of artists known as the Young British Artists.

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Sam Taylor-Wood: Artist’s Talk

Sam Taylor-Wood talked to Tim Marlow, editor of Tate magazine, about her work.


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Objects That Speak for Themselves

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A matter of time

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Authenticity, Change and Loss in the Conservation of Time-Based Media Installations

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