After more than a decade of post-war austerity and conservative dress during the 1950s, 1960s fashion marked a new era of social and cultural freedom. To celebrate London Fashion Week 2021, we take a look at 1960s British fashion from our historic Photography archive. Expect short skirts, futuristic headgear, and trippy patterns...
Celebrated for his political activism, his philanthropy, and his creation of an artistic language that resonates with diverse audiences, street artist Keith Haring’s popularity endures today. We explore the artworks that helped him rocket to international fame. Continue reading →
Though he is popularly known around the world for his pop art paintings, David Hockney’s theatre poster lithographs – bold, graphic, and deftly executed as they are – deserve to be in the spotlight. We take a closer look at an extremely rare edition of The ThreePenny Opera offset lithograpghic poster Hockney designed in 1972. Continue reading →
Taking inspiration from French outsider artist Jean Dubuffet, David Shillinglaw creates bold landscapes and impulsive patterns. From his sunny studio in Margate, he chatted to us about his career as a painter, his collaborations with his partner Lily, and the creative body of work he touchingly refers to as 'love letters' to his young daughter. Continue reading →
We’re immensely proud to have added Sophie Taeuber-Arp's incredible graphic prints to our collection. Her work sits amongst many other inspiring female artists who’ve also exhibited in major museums – Georgia O’Keefe, Frida Kahlo, and Hilma af Klint to name a few. Take a look at our curated collection which celebrates these artists.
Quintessentially British, Kelly Hall’s art celebrates the sights and fares of the British Isles, appealing to traditional and contemporary tastes alike. We visited her at home in Sussex to find out more. For Kelly Hall, artistic creativity runs in the family – her mother is a photographer, her father, a fine art printmaker and her … Continue reading At Home with Kelly Hall →