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Alex James (1968-), Musician; bassist for Blur

Sitter in 5 portraits
Bassist and band member of Blur; Blur was formed in 1989. Both Alex James and Graham Coxon were at Goldsmith's College and have maintained contact with fellow YBA artists. Their chart-topping album Parklife (1994) announced the band's leading position in the BritPop movement. In 1995 Blur won five Brit awards. Further albums The Great Escape (1995), Blur (1997), 13 (1999) and Blur: the best of (2000) followed.

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P1022

Vogue's Millennium Party

by Mario Testino
C-type colour print, 1999
NPG P1022

6593(3)

Alex James

by Julian Opie
C-type colour print on paper laid on panel, 2000
On display in Room 40 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6593(3)

x87202

Blur (Dave Rowntree; Damon Albarn; Graham Coxon; Alex James)

by Harry Borden
toned bromide fibre print, 10 March 1994
NPG x87202

x132439

Blur (Alex James; Dave Rowntree; Graham Coxon; Damon Albarn)

by Jillian Edelstein
bromide print, December 1996
NPG x132439

x74746

Alex James

by James Jarché
bromide print, 14 August 1934
NPG x74746