2 of 3 portraits of Isabella Blow
Photograph by Andy Keate, © National Portrait Gallery, London; sculpture © Tim Noble and Sue Webster/ DACS, London (2016)
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
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Sitterback to top
- Isabella Blow (Isabella Delves Broughton) (1958-2007), Fashion journalist and editor. Sitter in 3 portraits.
Artistsback to top
This portraitback to top
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.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ribeiro, Aileen; Blackman, Cally, A Portrait of Fashion: Six Centuries of Dress at the National Portrait Gallery, 2015, p. 261
- Various contributors, National Portrait Gallery: A Portrait of Britain, 2014, p. 123