Isabella Blow

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Isabella Blow, by Tim Noble, by  Sue Webster, 2002 - NPG 6872 - Photograph by Andy Keate, © National Portrait Gallery, London; sculpture © Tim Noble and Sue Webster/ DACS, London 2015

Photograph by Andy Keate, © National Portrait Gallery, London; sculpture © Tim Noble and Sue Webster/ DACS, London 2015

Isabella Blow

by Tim Noble, by Sue Webster
taxidermy, wood, fake moss, light projector and installation template, 2002
61 in. x 19 5/8 in. x 19 5/8 in. (1550 mm x 500 mm x 500mm)
Given by Tim Noble, Sue Webster and the estate of Isabella Blow, 2009
Primary Collection
NPG 6872


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  • Tim Noble (1966-), Artist. Artist associated with 1 portrait, Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • Sue Webster (1967-), Artist. Artist associated with 1 portrait, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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In this portrait, a spotlight transforms an amorphous collection of objects into a silhouette of Blow's head. The artists were fascinated by what they saw as Blow's gothic quality and chose to depict her as though on a stake. Included in the sculpture are a stuffed raven and rat, in addition to Blow's trademark lipstick and one of her own Manolo Blahnik shoes.

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