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Ari-Up (1962-2010), Singer; member of The Slits

Ari-Up (Arianna Forster)

Sitter in 4 portraits
Arianna Forster's mother, Nora was friend of Jimi Hendrix, and married Sex Pistol John Lydon. Their Shepherd's Bush flat became a punk domain and it was there that Joe Strummer (The Clash) gave Ari her first guitar lesson. Ari was 15 when the Slits embarked on the White Riot Tour of 1977 (Silver Jubilee year) with The Clash and the Subway Sect. Now living and working with her family in Jamaica.

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Ari-Up

by Caroline Coon
bromide fibre print, 1977
NPG x125298

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Paul Gustave Simonon; Ari-Up; Unknown man

by Caroline Coon
bromide fibre print, 1977
NPG x125299

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Ari-Up

by Caroline Coon
bromide fibre print, 1977
NPG x125300

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The Slits' (Ari-Up; Tessa Pollitt; Viv Albertine)

by Pennie Smith
bromide fibre print, 1979
NPG x125339