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Dandy Flowers

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    UK (made)

  • Date:

    2009 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    De Angelis & Garner (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Surface print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by De Angelis & Garner

  • Museum number:

    E.1405-2010

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514a, case SH32

De Angelis & Garner are a new company specialising in high-end wallpapers. Many of the designs are derived from photographs by Kate Garner. Both the patterns included in this gift (Dandy Flowers and Brilliant Me) are based on Garner's photographs of the influential punk/ New Romantic performance artist and queer icon Leigh Bowery (1961-94). In Brilliant Me, an image of Bowery's boldly made-up face has been metamorphosed into vivid orchid-like flower motifs. The designs are printed in sophisticated and original colourways which reference 1970s styles.

Physical description

Length of 'Dandy Flowers' wallpaper, white colourway, with image of Leigh Bowery.

Place of Origin

UK (made)

Date

2009 (made)

Artist/maker

De Angelis & Garner (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Surface print on paper

Dimensions

Width: 52.5 cm

Descriptive line

Wallpaper, 'Dandy Flowers', white colourway, De Angelis & Garner, UK, 2009.

Subjects depicted

Head; Face; Lgbtq; Queer

Categories

Wall coverings; Gender and Sexuality; LGBTQ

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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