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Brilliant Me

  • Object:


  • 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:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case CAT9, shelf 2

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 'Brilliant Me' wallpaper, cocoa colourway, with image of Leigh Bowery.

Place of Origin

UK (made)


2009 (made)


De Angelis & Garner (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Surface print on paper


Width: 52.5 cm

Descriptive line

Wallpaper, 'Brilliant Me', cocoa colourway, De Angelis & Garner, UK, 2009.

Subjects depicted

Lgbtq; Head; Face; Queer


Wall coverings; Gender and Sexuality; LGBTQ


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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