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Pauline Boty (1938-1966), Artist and actress

Sitter in 29 portraits
Boty studied at Wimbledon College of Art and the Royal College of Art, and participated in one of the first exhibitions of British Pop Art in London in 1961. She then appeared in Ken Russell's documentary Pop Goes the Easel in 1962. By the time of her first solo show in 1963, she was re-using images of celebrities, and her work was becoming increasingly political. Her painting The Only Blonde in the World (1963) depicting Marilyn Monroe, is in the Tate. As an actress Boty appeared on stage, film (a small part in Michael Caine's Alfie) and television, and was auditioned for Julie Christie's part in Darling.

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x76917

Pauline Boty

by Lewis Morley
resin print, circa 1963
NPG x76917

x76918

Pauline Boty

by Lewis Morley
resin print, circa 1963
NPG x76918

x76919

Pauline Boty

by Lewis Morley
resin print, circa 1963
NPG x76919

x76920

Pauline Boty

by Lewis Morley
resin print, circa 1963
NPG x76920

x76755

Pauline Boty

by Lewis Morley
modern bromide print from original negative, September 1963
NPG x76755

x76756

Pauline Boty

by Lewis Morley
modern bromide print from original negative, 1963
NPG x76756

x45227

Pauline Boty

by Lewis Morley
bromide fibre print, September 1963
NPG x45227

x137328

Pauline Boty

by Michael Ward
C-type colour print, 13 January 1964
NPG x137328

x125839

Pauline Boty

by Michael Ward
C-type colour print, 13 January 1964
NPG x125839