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

Ari-Up (Arianna Forster)

Sitter in 4 portraits
Arianna Forster's mother, Nora, was a 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.

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Ari-Up, by Caroline Coon - NPG x125298


by Caroline Coon
bromide fibre print, 1977
NPG x125298

Paul Gustave Simonon; Ari-Up; Unknown man, by Caroline Coon - NPG x125299

Paul Gustave Simonon; Ari-Up; Unknown man

by Caroline Coon
bromide fibre print, 1977
NPG x125299

Ari-Up, by Caroline Coon - NPG x125300


by Caroline Coon
bromide fibre print, 1977
NPG x125300

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

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

by Pennie Smith
bromide fibre print, 1979
NPG x125339



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